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Swish! The Linda Circle Skirt

October 10, 2014

Red Knits Linda SkirtHooray! My plaid Linda Circle Skirt is finished! It’s made out of one of those mysterious “suiting” fabrics from a big box store. The fiber must be mostly manmade, because this thing hardly wrinkles. Unfortunately, the plaid isn’t balanced, so I wasn’t able to match plaids on the side seams, but the skirt is so full that it’s hardly noticeable.
Red Knits Linda Skirt Lining and HemThe innards of this skirt are mostly pretty basic, with two exceptions.  First, I’ve lined my skirt with this happy, bright green lining fabric. It picks up on the green in the plaid and is a nice surprise when the lining peeks out. Second, I hemmed the outer skirt with a horsehair braid per Gertie’s recommendation. I’m a little disappointed with how this turned out, to be honest. In reading about the horsehair braid, I was under the impression that it would work for most fabric weights, but my fabric is a bit too light to support my braid, which is not so wide as the tutorial recommended. At any rate, adding the braid did make hemming this circle skirt a bit easier.
Red Knits Linda SkirtToday, I styled the skirt for a teaching observation with an embellished Old Navy tank, thrifted Gap cardigan, brown sweater tights, and hand me down oxford style booties.
Red Knits Linda Skirt SwishBut, most importantly of all: this skirt has a serious swish factor. I’ll have to save this one for the less crowded dance floors.

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