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« on: July 02, 2006 07:27:50 PM »

I made my first skirt today!  I was trying to do the uni-many-options-dress thing and I completed it but wasn't happy.  All the options made me indecisive.

So I made this with the material--It is a multi-layered--semi--pleated red skirt:





Do you think it is too red?  I wear a lot of black---do you think I should add some black lace to one of the layers, like the mini-top layer?  Any other suggestions?  
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006 09:57:31 PM »

I like it with just the red. But I know how you feel about it, I don't wear red because it screams LOOK AT ME a little too loudly for my taste.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006 10:29:19 PM »

I really like it. You could add some thin black ribbon or buttons to balance it out for wearing with black tops?
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 02:02:28 PM »

honey i LOVE IT!
us big chics gotta stop being scared of color.
yes, i think it would be kewl if you embellished it more

now, i'm tryin to understand, what was the original idea for the skirt supposed to be?
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006 06:08:12 PM »

 Kiss, keena!!

Here is the original thing I made with the fabric: 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16744074.0;topicseen

Oh, I bought some !colorful! embellishments at the store tonight.  I am getting used to the color though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006 06:51:01 AM »

Whoa!  This is interesting to me....I was thinking about making a dress from that tute.  But, I have large, ginormous boobs, so I decided against it.  So, I have been using the fabric I got for that dress to make a wrap type top (on my new duct tape dress form  Grin ) and was looking to make a skirt ALOT like yours!  I love it!  Did you use a pattern? It's just a pull-on, right?  I don't want to make a circle skirt, per se, as I think they make me look larger than I am.  BTW, I really like the red.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006 08:10:36 AM »

Hi ingysoup, no pattern was used and it is just a pull-on.  It is perfect for the weekends---when I want to be comfy but not sloppy.  No circle skirts for me either! 

I just cut strips of fabric---based on my measurements and sewed them together.  The strips of fabric got progressively biggers as I went down.  I did a mini strip at the top to help hold the form---after a couple of sweaty wears (it is hot here) I am glad I did because I think it would slouch.

Have fun!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006 08:21:18 AM »

I love red, especially the kind that isn't afraid to be red.  Smiley

You don't need to add any black anything to it - just wear it with a black top for a very dramatic statement. Of course, you can add black to it if you like, and I think it would be lovely - you just don't have to.

Black and red is one of my favourite colour combinations. Yeah, I like strong colours.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006 12:29:01 PM »

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I did a mini strip at the top to help hold the form---after a couple of sweaty wears (it is hot here) I am glad I did because I think it would slouch.
  This made me LOL snacker, as I live in FL and totally relate.  I'm still working on the top, but I will bookmark this and try and post a pic when I finish the ensemble.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006 08:40:35 PM »

Snacker, I am so proud of you for making your first skirt.  It is really cute and I like it red.  It will look fine with a black top or white.  Good job. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2006 11:32:44 AM »

I think it looks great! And personally... I love any color BUT black. I wear a LOT of pinks and reds... sometimes blue... and for a darker color I wear brown. But I don't know why... I just have an aversion to black. *shrug* I think that skirt looks awesome though.Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2006 12:27:19 PM »

Awww, shucks, everyone....thanks for the compliments.  I am now going to try and make this skirt out of sweatshirt material I found at a thrift store--put some elastic in the waistband.  I will post pics when I am completed. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012 10:13:51 PM »

absolutely just have a red skirt! it's a great way to break out of black. color is exploding right now-you did a good job on the skirt too. you can always wear it with a black top xx
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