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« on: February 09, 2007 04:55:12 PM »

I've been wanting to make some fun long full skirts to play cello in.  I had a great pair of cords, but they were too long, and had huge zippers at the bottom, so hemming wasn't an option.  Add some camo fabric triangles, and a long pleated strip at the bottom, and you have a funky new skirt.



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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007 06:15:43 PM »

Looks great!
How did you do the pleats?  I have been having trouble with mine and yours look like they lay quite nicely!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 04:03:19 AM »

Thanks.  T get the pleats right, I just made each pleat one at a time, ironed the hell out of it.  Then when all the pleats were made, I basted the top with a long stitch on the machine to hold them in place before I sewed t to the bottome of the skirt.  Just remember to hem it before you pleat it.  I ironed the hem in, and forgot to sew it before I pleated it.  It was a pain to hem, but I got it done Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 06:57:50 PM »

looks great!  How does the skirt 'hang' with the different materials?  (I've been wanting to do something similar with my old cords that have grown a bit small (but I can wear higher as a skirt) but debating whether I want to fill in the between the legs triangle with cord or a different lighter fabric.  Perhaps you can help me make up my mind? 
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007 07:44:10 PM »

The fabrics have a similar weight, so it hangs quite naturally.  I'm planning on making a totally different style skirt with the rest of the legs, and the same camo fabric. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007 07:54:00 PM »

thanks giggleycraft, I think the skirt is fabulous
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007 12:50:19 PM »

Great skirt.  Looks extremely comfortable.  Jealous though,  I got stuck playing the trumpet for 9 years because we had one.  Rock on with the cello!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007 03:16:09 PM »

I made some patchwork skirts for exactly the same reason!

Yours is super-cute. I love the camo fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 10:48:32 AM »

Oh I love this .. these type of skirts are always so cool but yours is especially great ... Im in love with pleates right now so yea your skirt is awesome !
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