Tulip skirt

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Time to show you my tulip skirt! It’s made from a big pair of thrifted trousers so it was not so challenging given that there was quite some fabric to work with. Nevertheless, I used up every inch! I wanted to try out this idea where there is some three-dimensional tulip effect at the front. I’m still mitigated, as the front panels are a bit strange while moving but standing still it looks nice! Also, in the beginning I didn’t attach the panels to the bottom hem of the skirt, which was better. However, the original skirt was too long and I shortened it the easy way by cutting and hemming, panels included – maybe should not have done that 🙂

The panels are interfaced with a silk-cotton blend from Tissus Bennytex and the skirt is lined with the same fabric. The invisible zipper was recuperated from the original trousers.

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Overall, I’m not sure if the skirt will get a lot of wear which is a pity but as I like to try out new designs I’m pretty satisfied though 🙂 It’s also one of the reasons why I like to use second-hand clothing to experiment, it makes me feel less guilty if it doesn’t turned out great. At least no new fabric has gone to waste!

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Pattern: home made

Fabric: green polyester with a wild silk effect from thrifted trousers and brown silk-cotton blend from Tissus Bennytex

Haberdashery: invisible zipper from the same trousers.

4 thoughts on “Tulip skirt

  1. Hi Charlotte, I love your creativity with the thrifted clothing, really. Its so great to see them being given a new lease on life and that you put so much effort into thinking what the design should be and how you could make it look. I love this tulip skirt, and I hope you will learn to love it! Maybe you could stitch down the front panels permanently if you don’t like them flapping around? Kate x

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    1. Happy to hear you like my sewing with thrifted clothing! I was also thinking to stitch the panels down, it will lose a bit of it’s effect but I might wear it more often which is of course better in the end 🙂:)

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