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I only started properly sewing in 2011, and this one tops the lot because it's my 'ultimate skirt of learning'. I learned to sew scallops, blind hems, darts (properly!), buttons, buttonholes and button plackets, and waistbands. Now I just need some sweet tops to go with it....

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Comment by Nancy Anson on January 4, 2012 at 4:59pm
It's so cute. You tackled scallops AND buttonholes in a garment, and you have a beautiful skirt.
Comment by Juliet Thomas on January 4, 2012 at 7:38pm

Thanks Nancy! You cant really see from here, but it's a beautiful ivory colour with a very pretty sheen and an odd knit - almost like it's on woven on the bias. I got the pattern here.

Comment by Jen on January 4, 2012 at 9:07pm

scallops - definitely on my list. Sweet skirt.

Comment by Anna Lorinc on January 5, 2012 at 5:18pm

Great skirt, and such a good use of so many different techniques!

Comment by Judy Roberson on January 7, 2012 at 7:43pm

Adorable skirt. Love it.

Comment by Krista Finck on January 11, 2012 at 8:39pm
I've wanted to learn scallops, can you tell me who makes the pattern?
Comment by Juliet Thomas on January 11, 2012 at 10:46pm

Hi Krista, I got the pattern from burdastyle - here's the pattern (and you can see others completed projects too!).

A few hints - instead of nipping around the curves, I trimmed super close to the stitches, and back stitched at the top of each scallop to reinforce it. I also used a piece of cardboard cut in the same shape as the scallop as a template to force the scallops into place as I ironed them, before top-stitching them. I hope this helps... I'd love to see your attempt at scallops!

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