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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skirt from Goodwill curtains IMG heavy. on: October 10, 2010 09:59:01 PM
I'm new at this so I'm still trying to figure out this bit... T.T Everything was hand stitched, which is why it took me a while to make it... (I'm scared I might break my grandma's sewing machine.)

So! I went to Goodwill a few weeks ago and found this awesome vintage curtain panel!



It was listed as ten dollars, so I was a little uncomfortable buying it, so I asked my Mama, my craft guru, via picture mail (i love technology) if she thought it would be a cute skirt, and she said it would, so that sealed the deal. I went to buy it and it ended up being only five dollars! I was so excited! So after a day or two, this was the product:



Originally that strip of fabric was supposed to be the band, but then I was going through my bag of fabric and fabric scraps, and I found an unfinished chocolate brown scarf, and my brain exploded. Literally. So again, I asked my mother what she thought, and she liked it! So I rolled with the idea and started to crochet the band (incidentally crocheting took the longest).



And TADA!



The bow was supposed to have little dangles, but it didn't look right when I put it together. I'm sure I'll use them for something else.



I tried to add more detail to it, so I decided to use yarn for the hem instead of thread.



And because I'm a firm believer that every skirt should have pockets, but my original pocket idea wasn't well thought out. (I wanted flower pockets, but they don't look right with a puffy skirt and there was no way I was going to cut the seams to add pockets because I was hand sewing everything.) I decided to add a hidden pocket out of a scrap of an old Star Wars shirt that I had used to make a pig!



Here's what happened to the flower I made for a pocket. ALSO! I used an incomplete version of this patter for the flower: http://skamama.blogspot.com/2007/11/5-petal-flower.html I believe I stopped after round eight...



And here is me with the skirt on!





I finished it just in time for work too! My skirt was supposed to have suspenders. I might buy a pair from Goodwill or something and see if they work out, but right now I like the way it turned out. XD


Edit: THANK YOU MAREMARE for helping me figure out the images. I'm such a N00B! T.T
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