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Skirt - finished pictures

Took some time but here are the pictures of the finished black and white skirt. I used a Vogue pattern (8781)for the pencil skirt. It has a high waist, any pattern like this would be suitable for the skirt I made, and it would be good in a pencil skirt with waistband too.

The technique for the blocks of fabric was published in this video by Trudy from HotPatterns. As I mentioned in my earlier post on this skirt, I was on my own (with help from Valerie and Sheila) deciding the measurements of the strips of white and black fabric to use, as I didn’t use her pattern. The blocks are larger in the end than the one Trudy shows, but that’s not important, I like the skirt. Deceptively skinny (the name of the Hot Patterns pattern)? Well, I’m not the one to judge. A lifelong awareness of 2-3 sizes difference between hip and waist measurement makes that you only see the wide part Knipogende emoticon.
As to the red block I digitally entered in the previous post, it was too late to add such a block, I should have done that earlier. Perhaps someone else will take up on the idea?
To me this was venturing out of my comfort zone and I liked it. Should definitely do it more often, more plans in my head than time available, but one of the plans for the next few months is to draft myself a pattern based on the book “Patternmaking for fashion design” by Helen Joseph Armstrong that I recently bought. Not short term though. It’s a wonderful book which inspires me to venture into pattern drafting again.


  1. I really love the graphic quality of that skirt - it is very chic!!

  2. Wow! You did it! It looks so cool and edgy. Just the thing to wear to around the hipster-set;-)

  3. Nice! And I like it accessorised as you have done with the red and white.

  4. Love the skirt. It reminds me of the Mondrian painting but monochromatic. I alos like that you paired it with a red belt. Great job!

  5. I forgot that you were making this. It looks great and I love those red shoes with it.

  6. I like the look of this skirt! Very attractive on you.

  7. What a fun, unique, attractive skirt. All that patchwork is a lot of work, but so worth it.

  8. Wonderful, wonderful skirt! The patchwork certainly "makes" the skirt.

  9. Very elegant skirt! You made a lovely wardrobe addition!

  10. I love your skirt! My colors - black/white & red. Fantastic job!

  11. Lovely to see this finished and it looks great on with the red shoes and belt - I imagine you could do the same thing with many other combinations of coloured accessories - you will get a lot of wear of this skirt I am sure.

  12. This turned out beautifully! I love the size of the blocks. And with those lovely, elegant pumps. Are they velvet?


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