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Vogue 1357 Lace Skirt

I just want to start by saying how much I LOVE this skirt. Possibly because I can't find any of my other summer skirts :)

This is Vogue Patterns V1357, which is a skirt + blouse combo. I was convinced I only had 1m of the red lace, but now I think it must have been more like 1.5m. I didn't manage to squeeze the waist band out of the fabric so I had to improvise. I will do another post with construction details.

I didn't make any alterations - I suspect the lace for the skirt is a little less stiff than whatever they used, but I really like it like this. I thought that the line of topstitching was actually dipping at the top of the pleat but looking at these pictures it looks fine.

The lining is a burgundy habutai I picked up during John Lewis sales.

The pleat at the front is a lot more wavy than you would expect (that fabric stiffness!), and in general the skirt has a very girly air to it. I decided to leave it unhemmed, because I really like the see-through bits that you get after the lining opacity disappears - if I hemmed the skirt it would just disrupt it!

And here is a very interesting detail that is not obvious from the pattern pictures. The topstitching is not actually straight! It goes up at an angle at the side seams. I played a bit with the color settings on these two photos to show that better:


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