Tag Archives: pleats

garment bags, round 2: for long, full skirts

I have two very full, ankle-length tiered skirts for dance. In my current group, black is verboten, so my black skirt gets very little use and has been starting literally to collect dust. My red skirt gets used regularly, but … Continue reading

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purple floral skirt

This is version 4 of my pleated skirt design. Another quilting cotton print what was I had in mind before I made the navy one, but quilting cotton wasn’t in the stash and navy linen-cotton was. See how far that … Continue reading

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gold silk pantaloons

I got something finished, woo! The colour and texture of this fabric makes me think of flattened Ferrero Rocher wrappers. These pantaloons are for tribal bellydance. We generally wear ‘loons under skirts, but I’m not sure I want to hide … Continue reading

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variation on a theme: jaipur skirt

The notion of making up the same pattern two or more times in a row is a little foreign to me. However, just having finished my red linen skirt, suddenly my jaipur skirt alterations looked manageable.

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red linen skirt done!

Or technically, I should say “wearable”. I’ve basted the waist casing, so it’s not done done. But since the goal is wearing and I’ve gotten to that point, the “done” just doesn’t matter that much. “Wearable” is the climax; “done” … Continue reading

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red linen skirt progress

I’m pleased to report that the red linen skirt project is proceeding nicely. I last made one in 2008, and I seem to recall thinking at that time that I wouldn’t want to make more than one per year because … Continue reading

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red linen skirt

I’ve just started working on a new project – a long tiered skirt in lightweight red linen, using the same design as my black one.

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