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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.
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.


  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.

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

  3. Hallo Sigrid,

    Een heel mooi gemaakte rok.
    Goede pasvorm een succes.

    Janie de Bruin

  4. Fantastic skirt! I love the linen.

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

  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!

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

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

  9. oooh great knock-off, love it.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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


  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.

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

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


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