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« on: October 08, 2006 12:03:40 PM »

Had an old pair of jeans that didnt fit me anymore, but they did fit my wife, unfortunatly I had already taken the legs off of it to use on my messenger bag. Had this old trippy/hippie fabric my wife got at a garage sale and decided to use it on the top of the jeans that I had left. Here's the pics, let me know what you think.



There's the front of it. I cut off the crotch area and straightened it out across the fron and the back. Then I took the fabric, rolled it over twice so it wouldnt unravel even on the inside and so it would be smooth (if there is a term for that, I dont know it lol), and sewed it under the jeans so that it looks like the jeans are on top of the skirt and so that it will unravel for a bit on top of the skirt fabric. I think that will make it look pretty damn cool, but that just me.



and how I did the butt. I wanted to do it differently but thats how it eventually turned out... oh well. Also, you cant see in the pic but the seam of the fabric is in the back and I left a slit in the fabric for leg moveability. (very technical I know My wife wasnt exactly thrilled, she says... well, lets just say what she thinks of it is a bit inappropriate for this board. But, I think it looks great, she says she will wear it even though it has a butt problem, and when we just went to drop the kids off at my parents, my mom asked her where she got it, my wife replied "Dale just got done making it, like 10 minutes ago." AND my mom couldnt believe it. Made me feel good lol, except that I got some flack from my dad. Oh well, I like to sew and make things, even if I'm not that good at it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006 01:07:57 PM »

Great stuff - at last a man who likes to sew- keep at it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006 05:03:47 PM »

Awesome  ! guys who sew rock ! it looks super cute . your wife is so luckey, I wish my b/f would make me clothes .. but at least he does come up with some ideas even if I have to do all the work lol. Kepp up the great work.
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P.s. dads just jealouse !
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006 08:56:18 PM »

The jean part at the top looks so plain against the super-exciting fabric on the bottom...maybe use some scraps to make patches or something?  i think that's what it needs.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006 12:13:25 AM »

Yea, it is kinda plain, patches or appliques would work. Just gotta ask my wife and see what she wants lol
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006 12:06:37 PM »

yeah, ask your dad if he wants you to give him some lessons. Smiley
you've obviously got talent. i wish my husband would sit down at the sewing machine instead of the computer once in a while.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006 06:19:47 AM »

wowww a guy who can sew that's so cool.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2006 11:11:29 AM »

I like the butt part of the skirt.  It's a different take and it doesn't take away from the skirt at all.  I agree with maybe a little something to tie the top into the bottom.  Keep sewing.  Don't mind your dad.  Maybe you could sew him something he just can't do without that's a little 'manlier' for him?
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