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veganmom
« on: November 04, 2006 09:20:40 AM »

Anyone else got "Sew What! Skirts: 15 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics" handy?

http://tinyurl.com/yd387g

I'm planning to work my way through the whole book. So whether you are starting at the beginning or jumping around, skirt fans, please share what you've got going!

I went out this morning and got red floral fabric for Skirt #1. It's in the wash now!

VeganMom Smiley
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Necia
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006 05:16:22 PM »

This book is FANTASTIC.  I picked it up Friday after work, and I feel so inspired, and encouraged.  Hopefully I will get a chance to draft out a pattern this week.

necia
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veganmom
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006 08:42:54 PM »

I banged out the first skirt with the drawstring waist on Saturday. It was fun and pretty easy. No pocket though... I'm trying to decide how to do it and if I want just one or two on there. Be useful at the playground with the kid to be able to hold my keys and whatever else she's handing me.

http://fuzzycraft.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/skirt_on.jpg
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veganmom
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2006 06:07:33 AM »

I am getting addicted to this skirt thing... banged another one up last night.

Here's the swatch of my latest effort at an a-line drawstring:



And here's the skirt. My first time trying to stick darts in.. should have made them deeper.



Nobody else is around to take a pix of me in it, but maybe later.

Enjoy!
V.

PS: DH took one at night...
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Necia
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006 11:55:19 AM »

Very very nice.  Both of them.  I still haven't drafted out my pattern, but I decided today I am going to get some sewing done.  It's absolutely gorgeous outside, but I don't care.  I just want to be crafty.

Necia
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veganmom
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006 07:48:09 PM »

I can't wait to see waht you come up with, Necia! Smiley

I want to draft out another pattern for the next skirt -- I got the zipper today and will try to wash the fabric tonight.

I'm a little nervous though because I've never dealt with a zipper.

V.
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karls_mommy
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006 12:54:08 PM »

I just got this book yesterday!  I am so excited to try the a-line, but I have been trying to find fabric for two weeks (in anticipation of getting the book), and can't decide on one I like, that won't make me look awful.

Hopefully I can join in soon!
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veganmom
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 12:58:00 PM »

Welcome aboard the skirt making train! Smiley

I've been using cotton quilt fabrics because it comes in fun prints and it is relatively cheap. 

Working on pattern #2 (a-line with zipper) but it turned out TOO BIG! So I may have to do some ripping and change it over to elastic waist instead.

V.
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karls_mommy
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 01:03:09 PM »

You know, I would love to use a fun pattern, but I am too bootie endowed, and feel self-concious about having too much 'going on' in that area.  Shocked

I love the two you posted though.  I'd like to try the zip one too.  I actually prefer that to the drawstring, but I guess I should take baby steps!
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OnTheEdge
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006 02:54:13 PM »

http://images19.fotki.com/v27/photos/9/988000/4150955/PICT2461-vi.jpg


I did the Polka Dotty (minus the polka dots) on page 83.  It's an A line with side slits and a side zipper.  I had to end up putting in a few darts on the front and I did some major mistakes on the zipper/facing.  You can't even tell.  Wink

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I can't wit to make more.  I love this book.  Cheesy
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