2011/04/29

Scallop Button Up Skirt...hihihi...


Last weekend I have been so excited reading on Megan Nielsen's blog, that she was preparing a DIY for a scallop skirt! I have always wanted one, but never found a pattern for that and somehow did not even think about making one myself. 
Anyway, she made a really wonderful and easy to follow tutorial for a scallop skirt with elastic waistband, which in addition to that is also reversible!
Unfortunately, what I had in my mind was a scalloped skirt with button up front!
...sigh...nevertheless, Megan's tutorial motivated me to give it a try myself. :)

I am so glad that I had the heart to draft this skirt pattern myself! It just turned out as I imagined and I  couldn't stop giggling after trying it on because I was so happy.
So this is the version I was thinking of: a middle waisted and light ruffled straight skirt with button up front, side pockets and scalloped hem.

I just love it and am planning to make several versions for summer.

Also I was thinking about whether to make a free pattern & tutorial version for downloading. What do you think? Would you like to make one like this?





































Update: Instructions and Pattern are now downloadable here!

35 comments:

  1. lovely skirt! just yesterday i am trying to make a scallop edge dress but not finish yet. it seems there is problem with the technique im following :-( but im learning from my mistake.
    i hope you could also share how you did your scallop button up skirt. I'd like to learn from you nette.

    mwuah!

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  2. i'm trying to use the tutorial by the way of VAIN AND VAPID here in this link...http://vainandvapid.blogspot.com/2008/10/scalloped-edge-tutorial.html

    easy tutorial actually but i think i have problem with the material i use. i would like to use linen for such skirt.

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  3. schönes outfit, steht dir ausgezeichnet! ich mag gerne diesen casual chic^^
    aber isst du denn genug gemüse, du sieht ein wenig blass aus kind (haha)

    sonnige grüße,
    FL-julia

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  4. I really love your skirt Nette! After I finish my current sewing project I was planning to make several skirts and blouses anyway, so this post is very timely for me. :) I'd definitely love to make a skirt from your pattern.

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  5. Very cute! A tutorial would be great!

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  6. oh that hem is SO sweet on you! skirts often ride up on me so i avoid them... but seeing yours, i wish i could wear them!

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  7. hehe it's really pretty! I also tried scallops recently for a top, they're so much fun!

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  8. you should definitely make a pattern/tutorial! I love this skirt! great job.

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  9. Yes, pattern/tutorial please! I love it :)

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  10. Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial, I'm dying to make a scalloped hem skirt now! I love your version, the buttons add extra cuteness. And I'd love to see your tutorial.
    Is that necklace one of iro iro's creations? I wanted to buy one and now that I've seen it worn I want it even more :)
    I also love your shoes... Are they vintage?

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  11. You must make a pattern/tutorial for this skirt. I absolutely love it. I've wanted to make a scallop hem skirt ever since I saw one on Modcloth a year ago and now seeing it with a button front is making me want one even more -just need a great pattern.

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  12. LOVE!!
    I just bought fabric to make a scallop skirt- I love your version!! adorable. I like Megan's too but wanted to do a zipper/buttons for mine (but I think I`ll make hers for my daughter)

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  13. @Ai
    Hi Ai! I decided to definitely make a pattern!...it is kind of a challenge to me, because I need to think about every little step in order to write a how-to. I so hope it is going to turn out ok! :)

    I took a look at your link! I think the most important part to make nicely shaped scallops is to cut notches very, very close to the stitches, especially inbetween the scallops and then to trim all excess fabric. Linen should be ok, I guess, but more lightweight fabric might be easier.

    I am looking forward how you will like my tutorial! :)

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  14. @Anonymous
    Huhu FL-julia! Danke dir! Kommentare sind immer herzlich willkommen! :) P.S.: Ich hab ne helle Strumpfhose an!!! :P

    Schönes sonniges Wochenende dir!!!

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  16. @oonaballoona
    Thank you Oona! :) ...riding up? Really? Even without elastic waistband?

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  17. I would LOVE to see a tutorial for this skirt! It's so cute, love the scalloped edge. I love your heart necklace too. x

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  18. @Paunnet
    Thank you Anna! Yes, that necklace is one of her knitted heart creations! It is soo sweet and I can only recommend her creations which seem to be made with so much care! :)
    Oh, I wish the shoes were vintage!...actually, they are just from the local shoe store! ;) I have them for more than one year now, but somehow never found a matching outfit, so I am glad that I can finally get use of them! :D

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  19. @ Ashley, Alessa, Lorena, Mary, Nlitvak and Carly
    Thanks for your lovely comments!
    Pattern and instructions are on their way! Hope to finish them by the end of next week! <3

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  20. @magdamagda
    Yeah, I think so too! :) Did you post your top? I did not notice, but would love to see it!

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  21. I´m waiting for your tutorial. Nice dress!

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  22. I really like your new skirt! You look like a ballerina in the white!

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  23. Seriously love the whole outfit so a tutorial would be great!

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  24. This is adorable. I'd love to see a tutorial!

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  25. This skirt is gorgeous! I want one!

    [visiting from sarahndipities]

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  26. I saw the same tutorial and was so happy! Your skirt turned out wonderful and you look great in it! I love the button detail.

    Found your link on Tea Rose home

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  27. I love this!! I would definitely enjoy a tutorial and pattern! Very pretty pics!

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  28. I really like this, girly, dainty, cute!

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  29. Yes! Downloadable tutorial would be awesome!! Yes! I love your skirt :) I also love your heart necklace. Did you also make this one yourself??

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  30. @★Jewel★
    Oh, I wish I could knit and crochet, but until now I haven't had the time to really learn it! :)...I got the necklace from iroiro crafts on etsy. Maybe you know Sophia's blog. She is super talented not only with knitting, but also with sewing. :D

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  31. You look so cute in that skirt! Thank you for linking to my party!

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  32. Meine Freundin und ich möchten den Rock gerne nähen, weil der so schön ist und haben uns gefragt, ob Sie die Beschreibung vielleicht auch in Deutsch haben ? Oder können Sie uns sagen, aus welchem Burda-Heft Sie das Schnittmuster haben ?
    Liebe Grüße
    Béatrice & Merle

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  33. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for this pattern, I've just sewed one myself from your pattern and loved it!

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