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Knock off skirt

It’s a weekend here with storm and lots of rain. Perfect excuse to sew. In my want to sew list was this skirt:

A Marni skirt shown at Net-a-porter. It’s no longer at their site, the screenshot is from some time in March. The description of the fabric was remarkable: “woven with a touch of breathable linen”. I loved the skirt but apart from not fitting in rtw pencil skirts the price tag of $1,100 did not speak in its favor either.
Some details in screenshots:

My version. Based on a pencil skirt pattern I drafted. Very happy with that, no alterations at all to the basic shape of the skirt. 
I now see that the knot with bow was intended a bit more to the center, but it’s fine as it is. The color of the fabric is not showing very well in the pictures. It is a tan/grey/white mixture but looks rather dull here, especially in the photos I’m wearing the skirt. Of course different proportions, I’m not as thin as the model.


Skirt details:





This is the way I cut the ruffles in the front. I could only find one picture on the internet showing how I did this, so I use that because I forgot to make a picture during construction myself.
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The fabric (pure linen) is from my stash and will have cost 20 euro at the most. Quite a bargain compared to the original.
I love the result, now hoping to have weather soon to wear it.

Comments

  1. What a gorgeous skirt! It looks lovely on you; and with your shoes the same colour, it's very chic and riche looking. Beautifully done.
    Barbara

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  2. It is such a beautiful skirt! The fabric is also extremely pretty.

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  3. Hallo Sigrid,

    Een heel mooi gemaakte rok.
    Goede pasvorm een succes.

    Janie de Bruin

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  4. Fantastic skirt! I love the linen.

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  5. Wow! That is a great replica. Very nice!

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  6. I think I like it even more than the original! The fabric is quite lovely, I wouldn't have guessed it was so inexpensive!

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful! It really shows off your thin waist.

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  8. It's lovely, Sigrid. It looks so pretty on you.

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  9. oooh great knock-off, love it.

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  10. Beautiful skirt! I love how you did the ruffles! The fabric is really lovely.

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  11. Well done! I like the colour too - nice neutral.

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  12. Great knock-off! I love seeing your inspiration garments and then the final product.

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  13. Sigrid, this is fabulous! You look every bit the original price tag. I'm really enjoying your drafting posts, thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. Very clever! I love a good knock off! Yours is perfect.

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  15. What a beautiful skirt. You look great in it. That front flounce is so pretty. Well done!

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  16. Lovely, Sigrid. You carry off the draped ruffle really well - are you planning more of these?

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  17. Very nice, Sigrid! Looks just like the original.

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  18. I'm impressed! You did an amazing job in creating the skirt with no pattern - and I love the neutral color of your skirt.
    Good job!

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  19. That is one gorgeous skirt, Sigrid, and your linen is beautiful.

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  20. That is amazing! Love it! Great fabric and great design. Congratulations on a job well done!

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  21. Brilliant knock off! I can't quite see , are the ruffles hemmed or are they doubled pieces of fabric?

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  22. Zo mooi geworden hoor doe het je niet na.
    Hier ga je van de zomer erg veel plezier van hebben.

    Corina

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  23. Great knock off. Net a Porter is a great source for sewers with all it's detail shots. Hopefully the weather will warm up enough for you to get some wear out of it.

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  24. You have been busy. Just love the skirt. Best choice in fabric and a wonderful waterfall drape. Very elegant. :)

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  25. Marvellous work. Thank you for sharing this. I'm really impressed with your work.

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