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Topic: in the navy, you can sail the seven seas! nautical themed skirt  (Read 1834 times)
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« on: August 08, 2006 01:37:06 PM »

this is my first sewing project, done without patterns, instructions, help or a sewing machine. yup, that's right, it's allll handsewn. and not that badly, IMHO. it's made from blue and white fabric with thin stripes and dark red fabric, both of which came from the remnant bin and cost about $1.50 (canadian) put together. the anchor is an applique cut from the red fabric, and it was probably the suckiest part to sew, since it's the only part with visible stitching so I actually had to sew it neatly Tongue.
and I still have a lot of the red fabric, enough for another project.. yes I'm addicted already. technically, this isn't my first sewing project but my first completed project...there's a big difference. to be fair, I started this before half the posts here were sailor/pirate themed, so I didn't rip anyone off. it was originally supposed to be a pirate skirt but I thought that a skull applique would be too much if I added it, and it was 1:30 at night and I was tired. I came up with the idea and made the waistband over a month ago, then forgot about it, then picked it up a few days ago and actually started to work on it.

on my bed. I threw the blanket on without actually making it for this pic, that explains the bumps.


on me.


silliness in the mirror.




I apologise for the crappy pics, my camera hates life and is rebelling against me in funny ways, so the screen doesn't work and they turned out dark and ugly, making it necessary to fiddle with them in photoshop, hence the strange pinkness. /ramble

comments, critisicms, anything?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006 02:22:10 PM »

Wow that is sooo fantastic!! I love the skirt, you did a great job especially being hand sewn and all. It looks amazing on you too. ahhh I want it, too cute. Anyways, how exactly did you make the waistband? Did you just fold the fabric over and sew? ...great job Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006 02:29:51 PM »

thanks so much! =D
for the waistband, I just measured my hips where I wanted the skirt to sit, and cut 2 rectangles half that length and twice the width I wanted it to be out of my fabric. I made it with a seam on each side so it would look more professional, and I didn't make seam allowances cause my seams are tiny. then I just folded it over (hot dog, not hamburger), and sewed the sides together.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006 06:37:13 PM »

Very cute. I love the color choice and the style of it. Nice.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006 09:31:36 PM »

freaking rad! you look awesome with it on
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 05:59:20 AM »

NICE!! And I love your top as well Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 09:42:08 AM »

man i love this skirt! my bf is in the navy so i love all things nautical, even my men haha. nothing is cuter than a pink anchor on a frilly skirt.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 02:53:00 PM »

it's too cute, you did a neat-o job!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 09:15:12 AM »

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thaks guys, much love.
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