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DVN skirt finished

Pff, that took me an aweful long time to finish, though it’s not very difficult.  I’m very happy with the result. Carolyn asked in an comment why I hadn’t used a fabric with print or flowers, as that is more “Dries van Nooten” inspired. The simple answer is that I couldn’t find matching fabrics in a colorscheme I like. I was inspired by the boucle fabric and found matching fabrics for that.

In the first picture I’m wearing it in combination with a rtw jacket. All pictures have too much shadow from the flash.

 

To start with I used the skirt of Vogue 8781, a pattern I want to make a few other items of as well. The skirt has a high waist and I had of course to blend between sizzes.

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I made a full pattern for both the back and the front and sketched the lines for the different parts. The faux leather part for example is a part without seams, it goes from the front around the back and then to the front again, so it was a bit careful thinking and planning. As said, I’m happy with the skirt now, though halfway I wasn’t sure about it.

Comments

  1. It's really great. I love this skirt.

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  2. Even without the flowery bits it's still very DVN. This is a lovely skirt and I'm glad that you're happy with it.

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  3. Wow. Love, love, love. The colourway is dynamic and the fit is great. Wonderful job.

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  4. That is a totally gorgeous skirt - I'm loving it! Especially the curved panels. You look great!

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  5. It's beautiful! The colours are perfect and the layout of the different fabrics is very pleasing to the eye.

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  6. Sigrid lovely looking skirt - clearly worth the wait ha ha

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  7. Good thing you pulled through.
    It's a lovely skirt, a real piece of art.
    In december I visited the DVN-store in Antwerp and searched for your inspiration-skirt. I didn't succeed but I know now that your skirt would fit in very well there.

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  8. What a terrific result. I especially like the curved pieces and your use of the textures within this color wave. Well worth the wait.

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  9. Very interesting skirt! Great fabric combinations.

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  10. Great fit Sigrid, love how the fabric goes around that side seam. Great job!

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  11. Love it. It's a wonderful interpretation of the original. Glad your happy.

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  12. Beautiful! Very high-end RTW.

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  13. That's a head-turner! What a great job :)

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  14. Wow! You did it! It's a unique skirt and still very wearable.

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  15. very smart indeed - different fabrics and textures work very well together. I love it with the red shoes - you wouldn't happen to have a red handbag too, would you ;-)

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  16. Fantastic skirt. Great fabric combo.

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  17. oh, very sharp looking skirt. I love the colors paired with the textures of the skirt. And, very subtle color blocking-lovelovelove

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  18. This is a unique Sigrid design! Yuo dont need Dries van Nooten :) Wonderful!!

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  19. Looks great - your combination of fabrics is perfect.

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  20. Very good color/texture combination! It's the kind of garment that starts a conversation, love it.

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  21. That's a terrific skirt. Don't you love designing? You now have a one of a kind skirt that is very chic.

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  22. Beautiful -- very much a statement skirt! I love the combination of fabrics you chose.

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  23. I love the combination of fabrics (and leather) you used on this skirt. It looks wonderful.

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  24. Wow, great take on the DvN-skirt. Love your fabric and color choice and the way you laid them out!

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  25. Totally cool, Sigrid. Very high fashion.

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  26. Fabulous, it's so interesting to mix up the fabrics - great design choices - lovely!!!

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  27. This is a great looking skirt, the fabrics are timeless, you'll be wearing this for years to come.

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  28. I keep coming back to look at this skirt! It grows on me more and more. It really is lovely.

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  29. You have done a fabulous job. an absolute beauty.

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