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Dries van Nooten inspired skirt

One of the goals of fabric shopping at the fabric market last week was to find fabric for the Dries van Nooten inspired skirt. I wanted something with either black or navy. Brown is not in my wardrobe any more.

Of course I couldn’t find the exact fabric, or even fabric that came close. What I did find was a bouclé fabric in red with black, a plain red and a structured black fabric. Today I found the fourth fabric. The pattern will not be difficult, the base is a pencil skirt, plenty of those in my stash or in Knip or Burda magazines. The combination of the fabric is the more important issue. Some variations below. The top part will be the boucle in red and black, the variation is in the other 3 fabrics. The plain red must nog be too loud in my opinion, therefor I think that either the first or the last picture gives the best impression for me.

From the structured black I bought enough to make something to go with the skirt, though I own a black jacket that will probably work as well.


  1. I like the first combination because the red boucle, red fabric combo makes the red pop and look brighter. I'm looking forward to this becoming a skirt!

  2. This will be a wonderful skirt. I like the first arrangement also.

  3. What a great skirt to use as inspiration. I too like the first combo.

  4. What a fun project. Great fabric choice, the leather is a great addition.
    I think the first combo is the safest but the other one I like best and they maube are more in the spirit of Dries.
    BTW he's my favourite living designer.cocinid

  5. Spannende kleurcombinatie, rok is mooi!

  6. The first combination really stands out as the best, imo. Good luck on your project!

  7. After viewing each combo a few times, I like the first one the best. In the last two, my eye tends to focus only on the red, while in the first one my eye views the whole combination. It's just more pleasing to look at.

  8. what a beautiful inspiration skirt.
    I like the first combination, too.
    This will make a very special skirt that is the star of the show.

  9. I am sure whatever you make will be a fabulous interpretation of the original. This should be gorgeous.

  10. If this is going to the vote, I like the first combination - look forward to seeing it made up

  11. I love the fabrics, but I like the last one the best.


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