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A Parisian Borderprint Skirt

I made a quick skirt a while back from the leftovers of a wonderful borderprint fabric I bought from Paris in the summer. Simple, but very handy and wearable and overall great. Basically a circle skirt with a separate rectangular portion of the scalloped border.

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I put an inseam pocket and a zipper in the same seam, which was fairly interesting.

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Always remembering some fusible interfacing on the pocket edges so they don’t stretch.

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Yay!

 

– Sadie

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Once Again, I Made Something Blue

Hi!

Somehow I’ve found myself making quite a lot of blue things for this blog, even though I’ve never thought of blue as a favourite colour or anything. And yet I keep coming back to it. Maybe it’s just nice and neutral without being boring? I don’t know.

Anyway, I made this skirt based on pattern #106B from Burda 05/2012 — though I drafted my own pattern — but it’s basically the exact same skirt:

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Boyfriend called this my “model face”, since I look all serious and slightly bored/dazed…

I got rid of the front buttons, since they always end up looking a bit weird on a tight skirt. The fabric is some kind of cotton mix that cost me 11 euros for a piece of over 3 metres, so not a bad price. Fully lined with some grey leftover lining I had lying around. There’s a slightly enforced facing along the waistline like in the skirt with no side seams, to keep it from wrinkling up too much.

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The zipper on the back is actually a vintage metal zipper I bought from a flee market a long time ago. It’s not in its prime anymore, but works well, and I really love the colour.

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For some reason all my expressions were either like this (a little manic) or slightly depressed — somehow I just couldn’t act normally today.

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I really really like this skirt! The silhouette is lovely and the pockets are superb, so yay! A definite spring hit, once spring finally decides to show up here in Finland.

– Sadie

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To The Trenches!

Yes, I know. Whenever someone makes a trench coat, they use this same title. Lack of originality: check!

Anyways, I made myself a trench coat, and I think it turned out pretty darn good.

I used pattern 128 from Burda 1/2008, adding inverted pleats to the sides and centre back, as well as a back yoke, and leaving out the second row of buttons at the front.

The fabric I found from the leftovers section of my local fabric store. The whole 3,2 m piece cost only about 17 euros, which was nice. The annoying thing about buying fabric that’s been lying in a pile for months is that I just could get the wrinkles ironed out, no matter how much steam I spurted at them. The stripey lining shown below was one of my grandma’s leftovers.

Buttoned up:

This coat was a lot of work, I must admit, but worth the effort.

On a side note, shoes!

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