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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

When I met Chardon...

I know, I know! Another Deer & Doe project. But I did warn you anyway so now you'll just have to go with it :-)

This week I'm introducing the Chardon skirt which is a high waisted pleated skirt. At first I wasn't sure about the shape of it due to the shape of me (hehe) and was worried it would make me look much larger than I already am... Pleated skirts don't always flatter the figure of curvy women. But I'd been looking for a cute skirt for a while and I really wanted to try anyway. And also, I saw this picture on their online shop and I was sold! Plus, I already had the Ondee sweater so might as well make something to go with it, right?!
Photo from Deer & Doe online shop
Got the pattern in a few days (they are so fast with shipping). I already had the fabric in my stock but didn't want to ruin it so made a mockup first (you've seen the pictures already if you follow me on Instagram. If it's not the case, just go check it out 😊).

For this I used some cheap fabric I'd found on a market a couple of month ago: the guy was selling some cotton for 1€ per metre: I took 5! Not the best quality and when I washed it, I wasn't surprised to see the blue stripes running on the white ones when rubbed a bit together but like I said: it was cheap.

Now, the proper project: I had this gorgeous cotton satin which I thought would be perfect, and it was!
It goes well with this little Ondee, don't you think?
I'm glad I did a mockup before hand because I got the pleats wrong the first time (made them outside instead of inside, duh!) and I would've had to un-sew everything on this fabric and take the risk of damaging it.
Proud of those pleats
I also decided not to make the belt loops because I couldn't do them properly on the mockup either.

This fabric though...
Another thing I love about this skirt is the pockets. I love putting my hands in pockets and even better when on a skirt.

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They are hidden in the sides' seams so you can't really see them.

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And last but not least: the finishing touches on that baby! I finally got to use the serger I got two months ago. Why hadn't I used it before? Because first I didn't know how to set it up and once my wonderful sewing teacher (thank you so much!) took the time to come and help me, I didn't have all the threads I needed to use it.
Being my first time, I still preferred to use my sewing machine first and then use the serger. I think this looks so cool.
One thing I didn't know though is that a serger uses a LOT of thread lol
seem finish with serger
Finally, like the hem was done with bias tape.
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There you have it! My first encounter with Chardon. I can tell you we already have a second date planned the two of us. I'll let you know about it soon :-)

Pattern: Chardon skirt by Deer & Doe
Fabric: cotton satin from Laurent Tissus


  1. OMG! I want this one!!!!!
    The top and the skirts.



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