Find me a full skirt like the one in my link please?

(52 Posts)
chocolateteabag Wed 16-Jan-13 18:43:51

Hi can anyone find me an A-line skirt like the one in the middle picture in this link
I need to do a wardrobe overhaul - I'm a classic pear shape but have a collection of pencil skirts and straight/skinny trousers which are all conspiring to make me look like a dumpy carrot

can you sew? I have a vogue pattern for the middle skirts. it's them exactly and weirdly I made the pattern in that exact fabric!

notMarlene Wed 16-Jan-13 19:30:59

It's a beautiful skirt and although I've had a damn good look I can't find anything like it. Well, I say that, I saw a couple that were vaugely similar for 1000 pounds + hmm TBH it'd be well worth paying to have several one made.

notMarlene Wed 16-Jan-13 19:32:02

theidsalright - meant to ask what the pattern nummer / name is, I need that skirt.

OrchidFlakes Wed 16-Jan-13 19:33:50

I have one almost identical in grey leather (fake) from primark if leather is what you're after pop along you may be lucky

TameGaloot Wed 16-Jan-13 19:35:15

Ooh marking place
I need one too

msrisotto Wed 16-Jan-13 19:35:28

I also need it in several different colours. I could learn to sew, I would for that pattern!

JustAHolyFool Wed 16-Jan-13 19:35:58

That is gorgeous. I reckon it'd be easy enough to knock up, even if you're not great at sewing.

msrisotto Wed 16-Jan-13 19:36:10

Sorry, need (whiney voice)

LifeofPo Wed 16-Jan-13 19:54:23

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notMarlene Wed 16-Jan-13 20:00:56

Rather like that hobbs one, I wonder how the tree detailing would come up IRL, If we're doing similarish, this is good for summer.

notMarlene Wed 16-Jan-13 20:01:40

eh, missed a bit:

wonder how the tree detailing would come up IRL, the texture contrast on the stems might be a bit much.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 20:04:08

Like the skirt. Has to be said, the best A lines in my wardrobe were all bought in the US.

LifeofPo Wed 16-Jan-13 20:09:01

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vogue v8328 (very easy)
I have to say I did not find it very easy at all and if you Google it you will see on various blogs that other women clearly didn't either (going by the finished articles)
smile

LifeofPo Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:47

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bigbadbarry Wed 16-Jan-13 20:19:55

I have one very like that from fat face - 2 or 3 years old now though, which doesn't help you very much

LaTrucha Wed 16-Jan-13 20:56:28

This? Although not helpful as I don't knw where you can buy it.

LaTrucha Wed 16-Jan-13 21:55:17

This but is shorter

BanoffeeSplitz Wed 16-Jan-13 22:28:39

I have one like that from Banana Republic (via Oxfam so prob a few years old), wool crepe with a lining & stands out quite stiffly.
Just looked on their website & it's full of pencil skirts now.
But there is this which is full and shorter but not pleated and this which is still short and only looks right from the front .

Floridagirl Wed 16-Jan-13 22:36:27

How about this one?
La Redoute

BanoffeeSplitz Wed 16-Jan-13 22:37:05
Floridagirl Wed 16-Jan-13 22:39:26

Or this one?
[http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_1,mon_1.11/3130011810?skipRedirection=true&utm_campaign=uk-affiliates&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=linkshare&utm_content=uk-affiliates&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-bBdhjekPo9xmWqNY5AXlgw&cm_mmc=linkshare-_-linkbuilder-_-linkbuilder-_-linkbuilder Monsoon]]

<Floridagirl discovers ShopStyle alert>

Floridagirl Wed 16-Jan-13 22:39:48
Gingersnap88 Thu 17-Jan-13 00:00:19

I buy mine from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ananya

Love them grin

LaTrucha Thu 17-Jan-13 06:52:35

The etsy ones look good.

LaTrucha Thu 17-Jan-13 08:40:12
chocolateteabag Thu 17-Jan-13 09:36:40

Wow! didn't expect this many posts!
Thankyou so much for all the fab links will keep me busy for a while when supposed to be working
Bannoffee - love the ebay LK Bennett one!

Theidsalright I do attempt to sew - but that Vogue pattern is discontinued sad so will have to hunt for it on ebay (it's not there at the moment).
I think I'll have a crack at making it if I can get the pattern or one similar.

chocolateteabag Thu 17-Jan-13 13:32:19

So I have clearly been working hard today!
Couldn't find the Vogue pattern - but this Butterick Pattern B5756 is also very similar
It's cheapest on ebay here at £8 as Jaycotts etc charge postage.

Now need to see if I can find the dark Chambray material - like I need another project grin

LaTrucha Thu 17-Jan-13 19:49:54

If anyone liked the Great Plains ones linked to above, 20EXTRA gives 20% again off sale prices.

chocolateteabag Thu 17-Jan-13 22:37:28

Ooh thanks Latrucha the Rothko skirt looks a little too short for me but think I might try the pleated midi skirt.
And now looking at the other things still in the sale - an extra 20% off is fab!

LaTrucha Fri 18-Jan-13 07:27:14

I really like the pleated skirt, but can't really afford it at the moment. I can't realy afford the Rothko one either but I have, let us say, ordered it on approval grin

and a couple of other bits...

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 18-Jan-13 12:37:34

Boo the code didn't work for me! Do you know if it has expired, LaTrucha?

LaTrucha Fri 18-Jan-13 13:44:58

It said on my email that the code was exclusive to email listers until midnight then it would be availabe to everyone. I've just had a ook on the site and it looks like they have taken an extra 20% off the sale prices accross the site. The code was just to get mugs like me to place an order quickly, it seems. grin

chocolateteabag Fri 18-Jan-13 15:37:01

The code worked for me last night:
Ordered the Canberra Knit skirt which was £24 down to £19.20. Now it's £19 grr a whole 20p
But then also ordered the Cocoon knit jumper which is still £20.70 - but 20% off is £16.56 So I guess I came out ok

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 18-Jan-13 15:53:27

Ah, ok, thanks for checking.

Can I justify £44 for the flannel skirt? Hmmm.. grin

LadyIsabellaWrotham Fri 18-Jan-13 16:05:36

H of F had a gorgeous Ted Baker short sleeved dress in electric blue with a very similar skirt - reduced to 80 quid (still not exactly chicken feed I realise). Dulush it's called, I saw it yesterday and as a pear-shaped person I coveted it deeply but couldn't really see a use for it in my wardrobe. feeble attempt at link from phone

LaTrucha Fri 18-Jan-13 16:49:38

If I had £44 I would. When I was larger I had a couple of skirts like that and wore them a lot. I miss them.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 18-Jan-13 21:26:07

Huh, you have to pay for returning sale goods sad

But, I just abandoned my basket partway through and they sent me a code for free postage, so I might risk it after all.

libertychick Fri 18-Jan-13 21:30:53

This is lovely and much fuller than it looks in the pictures - I have spent way too much recently otherwise I would get it.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 18-Jan-13 23:37:01

What colour tights and shoes do you wear with navy skirts, folks? I steer clear as I'm never sure!

TKB Fri 18-Jan-13 23:45:47

Matalan sell skirts exactly like this every year. Don't be put off because it's Matalan, they have some surprisingly good stuff if you're prepared to delve through the more unpromising clothes.

LaTrucha Sat 19-Jan-13 07:21:02

My old skirts that I mentioned upthread were from Matalan and they were great.

LaTrucha Sat 19-Jan-13 07:21:57

It's a nice skirt. I'm a bit puzzled as to tights for it as it has a black waistband.

LaTrucha Sat 19-Jan-13 07:23:53

Oh. And GAH! over free postage angry

LifeofPo Sat 19-Jan-13 08:58:47

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TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 19-Jan-13 09:05:30

Ok, I'm giving great plains skirt ago, along with a bargain top from the sale!

ujjayi Sat 19-Jan-13 09:46:08

chocolateteabag the LK Bennett ebay one you were looking at is actually tulip shaped, meaning that although it has the lovely full pleats at the top, it narrows at the hem which will add weight to a pear.

Try looking at retro & vintage stores too rather than high street.

Sewing patterns are always written in an entirely different language to standard english. If it makes you feel better, even my lecturers (am fashion student) detest commercial patterns and we therefore make our own - which is easier than it sounds. Whenever I do try and follow a commercial pattern it invariably leaves me flummoxed at some point. The trick is to lay out all your pattern pieces, read through the instructions and then see whether you can work out an easier solution. A box pleat full skirt (i.e. your object of desire) is actually very easy to make.

Just found some cheaper options by googling for Rockabilly clothing, 50s swing skirt, full circle skirt etc. Nothing exactly like the one pictured, but many with wide waistbands and wide pleats falling into full skirts.

chocolateteabag Sat 19-Jan-13 20:47:22

Thanks ujjayi - I've been on a trouser drafting course before and do a bit of dress making. But not done this kind of skirt. I 'll probably make it up in an old sheet first to test the pattern as I find I do better if I've tested the pattern properly.

I'm wanting to go for a Michelle Obama style nipped in waist and skirt look. Have been looking on pinterest at different examples. I agree that you have to watch the length of the skirt and keep it just below the knee

Thanks everyone for the links

DontmindifIdo Sat 19-Jan-13 20:54:41

what about this from Great Plains

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