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A-Line Skirt

The perfect a-line skirt!  Simple, stylish, and easily adapted to make a zillion different styles, the finish on this skirt will have you looking like a million bucks.

Instructions include how to make a super zipper insertion, 2 different feature panel methods and lots of simple tricks to make fine-finishing techniques FAST.

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Make it short, make it long, make it summer or winter.... casual or formal.... work or leisure... add a panel or keep it plain...

Bust through your fabric stash with this pattern to make yourself a whole new wardrobe for next-to-nix!

STYLE: C11300

Sizes: 8-18 (XS - XL) - see size chart on page 19.

Difficulty Rating: (Basic Sewing Skills)

You Will Need:

2 metres of fabric (quilting cotton, denim, gaberdine... just about anything!)
40cm medium-light fusible interfacing
Matching threads
20cm (8") invisible zipper

Handy tools:
Overlocker (serger), Invisible Zipper foot, pinking shears. 

SIZING

Size (Australian)

8

10

12

14

16

18

Size (UK)

6

8

10

12

14

16

Size (USA)

4

6

8

10

12

14

Waist (cm)

63

68

73

79

85

90

Hips (cm)

88

93

98

108

112

117

Waist (inches)

25

27

29

31

33

35

Hips (inches)

34

36

38

42

44

46

See a few more versions of this skirt made by Lara -

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/deer-valley-skirt/

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/love-the-a-line/

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/my-creative-space-12/

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/circling-the-a-line/

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/prints-charming-skirt-1/

http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/prints-charming-skirt-2/

 http://thornberry.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/and-another-one-prints-charming-skirts-3-and-4/

 ...and by Gay

http://handmade-andsewitseams.blogspot.com/2011/09/nicole-ms-line-skirt.html

...and by Linda

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=66466

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewinglinda141/6119110382/in/photostream

...and by Leonie

http://newsviewscluesandreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/from-river-studios-nicole-mallalieus.html

 ...and by Karen

http://and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com/2011/10/nikki-is-genius.html

...and by Carmel

http://liamsolomonsmummy.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-red-nikki-skirt.html

..and by Nikki

http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-fashion-for-less.html

http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/slight-obsession-with-line-skirts.html