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anniefee
« on: June 17, 2006 10:32:57 AM »

this morning i was suffering from a mildly intense migraine. what compelled me to make a skirt, i don't know. but i did! and it was easy! except the waist is a little bit too big and gathers too much. and i didn't bother changing out the thread so it's sewn with lilac thread on a white skirt. ah well, what can be expected when you're half delirious? Smiley

i put the drawstring in the back because i hate front drawstrings....i alwasy feel like they add so much to a part of me that already has plenty!

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close-up of the waist - with the pin still in the cord! Smiley


bad, bad pictures of me in the skirt




it's definitely see-through, so i'm going to have to wear a slip under it. ew...slips in florida are gross. but i might make a fun petticoat to make under it, to make it swishy and nonsee-through and all-around more fun!

hope you liked.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006 02:21:42 PM »

I love this! Did you use a pattern, or did you wing it? I like it a lot - maybe I will try my hand at one (if I can ever get my sewing machine threaded - ugh).
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006 02:33:39 PM »

i totally winged it! i measured my waist, divided in half, drew the half measurement from the fold, and then drew an angled line from the end of the waist line to the bottom of the skirt. totally totally easy. Smiley try it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006 02:38:43 PM »

Oh I will! I think I can do this by hand, so I will certainly try Cheesy Thanks!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006 09:34:41 AM »

So pretty and summery!  I have a lot of white eyelet material my MIL gave me that this would be perfect for.  My daughter and I can have matching skirts (she is 7, and not horrified by that kind of thing-yet Cheesy)!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006 01:40:14 PM »

Slips in MS are gross too. 'Specially when it's muggy and hot and ew.

Hey, that's really really pretty.Cheesy I like it.Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2006 08:27:14 AM »

So pretty!  I've wanted to make an eyelet skirt for 2 summers now, but just never do.  It looks perfect for summer.  Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006 05:11:42 AM »

it is summery and cool and fun to wear. thanks for all the pretty compliments! Smiley completely easy to do. i encourage all to go forth and make their own white eyelet drawstring skirt! Wink

reese299: yes! matching skirts are the best! my mom and i would periodically have matching clothes until i was 16 or 17. i guess i was weird, but i loved it! of course, they weren't exactly matching.....i wore my dresses more casually and hippie and little house on the prairie and she was more taillored!
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006 03:20:34 PM »

instead of making a pettycoat or a slip, maybe put in a lining? something thin and breatheable but at the same time, non seethrough.
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anniefee
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2006 06:19:01 PM »

instead of making a pettycoat or a slip, maybe put in a lining? something thin and breatheable but at the same time, non seethrough.

that is a most excellent suggestion. i thought of that, too, monday night when i wore this skirt to a going-away party. the slip kept making the skirt ride up! yuck!

i have an old white cotton sheet that would do nicely. i have to re-do the waistband anyway. Smiley thanks for the suggestion!
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