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« on: June 18, 2006 02:04:48 PM »

So I've been bored during the past few weeks of summer, and I've ended up digging through some old fabric we have and making myself a few new items of clothing.

Edit: Sorry for the giant pics...

Well this first one I actually made in school (I take a sewing class), so it doesn't count as "summer sewing" but I still wanted to post it. The pictures are pretty bad, but it's made out of a black satiny fabric that has dragons/birds on it in an oriental kind of design. The reverse side of the fabric is striped different colors because the designs on the front are colored, so I turned the top edge out to get the green. I used the fabric to make a ribbon that goes through the colored stripe(behind it) and it ties in the back into a bow to keep the top tight. Then it's sewn closed in the back about halfway down and then it's open and hemmed the rest of the way down. I wore it to the performance our class did at the end of the year. I like how long it is.





The next thing I made really was during the summer. I found a bag of fabrics of my grandma's and she said I could use what I wanted and I found a really nice dark/olive green courduroy fabric, and made a skirt. It's made of 5 panels cut with a slight flare out at the end, the idea was inspired by a skirt I bought recently, but it turned out a lot different. I accidentally cut one of the pieces upside down and it therefore looks slightly lighter in color than the rest of the panels so I just put it in the middle and I think it looks good. Ignore my crappy buttonholes, they need to be trimmed. Tongue





And the last one I just made yesterday. I was watching some TV show and this girl bought shorts like this and I thought they were really cute so I found some good fabric and used a pair of longer capris I have that are a similar style for an idea of how to cut them and then I put them together. The hardest part was getting the really wide waistband to work...





I posted the shorts on another forum and a tutorial was requested, so I did my best...

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006 02:09:55 PM »

cute stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006 07:40:35 AM »

they all look great, and i especially love the shorts!  thanks for the tute, too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006 07:46:17 AM »

I LOVE the shorts and am definitely going to try them. Maybe then I will have a pair that my butt can actually fit into properly!!

One question though, what kind of closure did you use? I would think it would need a zipper or something? Well, at least MY butt would!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006 12:39:04 PM »

I just sewed it to fit, I didn't have a zipper when I made them. But you could easily modify them to add one in if you wanted.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006 04:28:27 PM »

those shorts are so cute! i've been looking for a pair like that, but now i can just make them!!! thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006 05:17:35 PM »

very cute! thanks for the shorts tut! im gonna try that  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006 01:58:58 PM »

I just sewed it to fit, I didn't have a zipper when I made them. But you could easily modify them to add one in if you wanted.

How stretchy is your fabric?
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006 03:42:03 PM »

oooh i love the shorts!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006 04:16:41 PM »

It's all cute, but the shorts! Love. Thank you for the tutorial!
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