Friday, April 13, 2012

RTW contest - Gwyneth Skirt review

Project Description: My inspiration:  mini skirt BOY by BAND OF OUTSIDERS that was worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in Glee! ( My RTWproject- part 2) I drafted this A-line mini skirt pattern to create the shape required

Pattern Sizing: I used 34

Fabric Used: Double knit jersey, satin bias tape, brass zipper

Technique used: Bias tape and Mitered Corners

Pattern alterations or design changes: I transferred the side darts into pleats on the waste in the front. Then I added 5" (15cm) extra to the centre front for a wrap effect piece. The left side of the zipper is attached directly to the skirt panel beside the pleat, the right side is sewn under the edge of the wrap. I placed the right pocket a little higher than the original, as it was pulling the back of the skirt out of shape, probably due to the fabric difference. (Originally suiting flannel is used)

Conclusion: I love the pattern and the skirt came out quite nicely- I wore it to do some shopping and noticed how every female passing me was eyeing the skirt- what a great feeling! Also the original price must be somewhere around £££ when I ended up spending around £10 - some value!!!!


  1. Very pretty and very clever, B.r., Ruta.

  2. Fantastic job on this knock off - good luck in the contest!

  3. Thanks, Allison. Looks like I am the first to enter a finished project there so far

  4. Love it. Cute and unique.

  5. did you get to make it? PLease share your version with me!

  6. thank you so much!


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