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French Country Skirt

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM

This skirt was made from a favorite sewing pattern (Simplicity #9825) and a remnant of decorator fabric. It is a straight skirt with a waist yoke and an inverted pleat in the center front seam.

With all of the tapestry clothing items this fall, I could not resist turning this antique tapestry look remnant into a skirt. I love the autumn color palette, with cognac, green, rust and little bits of red and purple.

The fabric is a 100 percent cotton print, made to look like an old worn tapestry. It reminds me of the kind of bright colors and pastoral prints of French Country decorating.

I really wanted to make an A line skirt since the fabric has a soft hand, but I only had one yard to work with and barely got the straight skirt out of it. I did not need an exact match of the print on the seams in this instance, which is good because I only had one yard. I just did not want there to be awkward stripes of color.

I did manage to get a pleat out of it too. I squared off the fabric that was left after cutting out the skirt. When it came time to sew in the pleat, I just cut off what looked right, so I don't have a measurement to share. I also made an olive green lining for this skirt, and I used red top stitching on the yoke. 

This is a fun addition to my wardrobe, in colors that I love. I guess I just adore romantic fabric, like tapestry, rose prints and lace.

Categories: Skirts

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Reply sheila
5:05 PM on January 19, 2014 
Lovely skirt.
Reply Denise
10:29 AM on January 23, 2014 
sheila says...
Lovely skirt.

Thank you, sheila
Reply Boncuk
12:14 AM on April 23, 2014 
Great blog!.
I have the same fabric. It is called "Bosporus." If you look closely you will see the Turkish or Ottoman ladies on the print. I have the same fabric.