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IceCreamCone
« on: October 01, 2004 12:56:43 PM »

I found a skirt over a year ago that I knew my friend would love.  The only problem is that it was a few inches too small in the waist.

I decided to add two panels (one on each side), to the skirt to add more inches.

Instead of just adding panels, I wanted to put separating zippers on the panels and skirt - to make the panels reversible.  Also, I was going to sew additional panels with different fabrics so she could interchange them.

Well, it took me over a year of searching in THREE different States and even Online!  I wasn't able to find the right length (7 - 9 inches long), with the right color and style of zippers. 

The best luck I had was at one store that sold zippers for doll clothes like jackets, which is what I needed... but they only had two zippers and I needed a minimum of four.

Finally, after a year, I figured that I would just sew the panels on and not worry about finding zippers any more.

The list of things I altered:

Shortened the skirt by many inches,
Added panels, one on each side to add inches to the waistline,
Sewed one tulle star onto each panel,
The pockets on the skirt were fake- I cut and sewed real pockets onto it by adding fabric on the inside, sewed around the pocket holes to keep it from fraying, and changed the buttons.

I will also add a new photo of it being worn, later, after I get my scanner hooked up.

The 'before' photo:
http://home.comcast.net/~rattfinkpink/sew/stacyskirt01.jpg

Finished product:
http://home.comcast.net/~rattfinkpink/sew/starskirt3.jpg

Pockets are now real:
http://home.comcast.net/~rattfinkpink/sew/starskirt2.jpg

Detail of sides(see-through stars):
http://home.comcast.net/~rattfinkpink/sew/starskirt9.jpg


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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2004 01:07:15 PM »

Your friend is so lucky to have you!  You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2004 01:58:06 PM »

oh, I love the see through stars on the sides!  what type of fabric/netting is it?
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004 04:55:44 PM »

The list of things I altered:

Shortened the skirt by many inches,
Added panels, one on each side to add inches to the waistline,
Sewed one tulle star onto each panel,
The pockets on the skirt were fake- I cut and sewed real pockets onto it by adding fabric on the inside, sewed around the pocket holes to keep it from fraying, and changed the buttons.

Yeah, I realize I typed a lot.  I think it's because I don't have many friends who are into sewing or crafts, so when I post something on this site, I get all excited and type more than I probably should!
Like said above, the stars are red tulle/crinoline.  I actually have two layers on each star to try and make the red stand out.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2004 04:59:22 PM »

oh, duh.  sorry about that...  when I saw "panel" I read it as "pocket".  which explains why I was also wondering where the stars on the pockets were...
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2004 05:25:13 PM »

cute! the star buttons are a nice touch
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2004 06:50:26 PM »

When I was reading the description I thought hmm added panels, that won't look good.  But I got to the pictures and wow!  It looks as though it was meant to be like that (and waay better than before).  Awesome job!
 
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2004 07:04:32 AM »

wow! you did an incredible job on that.

it looks ADORABLE.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2004 09:18:56 AM »

I love that skirt. It's so great.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2004 09:24:19 AM »

Holy crap, I wore that skirt as a Catholic school uniform in 5th grade.  The before one, of course.  Your alterations make it look cool, though.  Nice job.
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