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littlevas
« on: April 13, 2007 08:15:54 PM »

Hello!

I made these two skirts out of fabric i got at walmart on the clearance rack. I think the zippers were more than the fabric.  Cheesy

Considering I drafted the pattern myself, im pretty happy how they turned out.

The green one was actually supposed to be a circle skirt, but it came out wrong, so i redid it into this.
k, enough babbling:



front:


Laid out:


hemmed bottom:


Close-up of fabric and gathering:


zipper:





front:

the shirt doesnt match.  Roll Eyes

Laid out:


hemmed top:


zipper:





Sorry it's so image obese, but these are the first skirts i've ever made!

comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
 Smiley enjoy.
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xcrunnergirl
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007 08:19:39 PM »

They are both adorable! Great work, I think now I am inspired to make some skirts for myself. Yours seem to be just the right length and fluffiness for spring! I like the multicolored one especially. Can I ask how much fabric each took to make? And was the zipper difficult to put in? (gearing up to get some skirt making supplies of my own! Grin)
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littlevas
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007 08:26:47 PM »

for the multicolored skirt, i bought a yard of it, but i had about 1/4 of a yard left over. I'd still buy a whole yard just in case.

The green one, i had to get two yards because the green fabric was see-through, so i got a white lining fabric to go with it.


The zippers were SUPER EASY.  Cheesy Everyone seems to be afraid of the invisible zippers, but i actually found them easier to do [the multicolored one has an invisible zip].



good luck with your skirts and be sure to post them!!!  Wink
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Spazzy
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007 09:05:20 PM »

I love the green one!  And I think you should absolutely wear that blue shirt with it!  I think they are mismatched enough to match now, if that makes any sense  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007 12:58:49 AM »

I love the material! Yes for both. The green, is that shamrocks on it? they came out wonderful and seem very springy. woohoo time for a new wardrobe.

I love the green one!  And I think you should absolutely wear that blue shirt with it!  I think they are mismatched enough to match now, if that makes any sense  Tongue

hahaha I use that all the time! my mother thinks im crazy and complains that i dont know how to dress myself. maybe im doing it wrong? lol
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007 01:07:35 AM »

Very nice , I love the black one
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007 06:46:17 AM »

Both of the skirts are very cute!!! You did a great job.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007 06:51:56 AM »

do you remember how to made the skirt itself?  those skirts are soo cute i want to make some of my own!
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2007 07:56:17 AM »

I love your skirts. Definitely like what I would wear.
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squeaky_kleen
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2007 08:05:54 AM »

Oh wow! I love both of these skirts. Hmm, I'm have a dire need of some skirts of my own for school so I might make some like these. The fabric is so cool too!
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