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To skirt or not to skirt?

By 24/09/2013Blog, Culottes

When I was sewing the first Swing skirt, I already had another skirt in mind. I wanted to draw two different type of skirts based on the same pattern. But afterwards I changed plans. Why drawing another skirt, when I can turn them into another type of garment easily! Here’s the story! As you probably noticed, I love pockets. Big round pockets, asymmetrical pockets,… For this second swing ‘skirt’ I played around a little to make some pockets with a twist. The left one is a ‘faux pocket’ the right one ‘the real thing’.

The fabric I’ve used are exactly the same as for the first swing skirt. I even made my own jeans piping. I’ll be posting a small tutorial on how to make your own piping soon! To skirt or not to skirt is the title, because actually on first sight you might think this is a skirt, but it isn’t!  I used the same basic A-line skirt to start from, but flipped it into some culottes. For the rougher type of girls! 

I presented the culottes on the kids’ little blackboard, but actually I would like to see this one on! But…. I’ve sewn a size 4yo because my kids have enough skirts culottes clothes at the moment. Do you have a 4yo girl? Do you live near Antwerp (Hove more in particular)? Does she have a waist that is about 54 – 55cm? If you feel like organising a little photo shoot together, the culottes is yours! Just send me a little e-mail, add a picture of your girl (if you like) and maybe you’ll hear from me soon. You can find my new e-mail button in the upper right corner of my blog. 

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