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Skirt in progress

Just wanted to show you where I got with this skirt. All that’s left to do is the inside waistband, lining and hemming. The fabric is a kind of faux suede you see a lot here at the moment in all kind of colors. My fabric is a greyish brown, I had expected it to be more grey than it actually is. The downside of buying online.

The wrong side of it feels uncomfortable and sticks to your skin. So anti-static lining is necessary. I might will re-do the zipper as I’m not satisfied with it.

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  1. I like how the back of the skirt drapes, very nice

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  2. It drapes beautifully. Will feel wonderful worn.

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  3. geweldig mooie belijning. Heb net een jurk van dit soort stof gemaakt, maar inderdaad... superstatisch! zelfs met onderjurk. Dus nu nog even uitvogelen hoe dat op te lossen.

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  4. mooie rok. De stof past goed bij het patroon.

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