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Topic: tree skirt reconstructed to circle skirt  (Read 2345 times)
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« on: January 16, 2008 11:42:49 AM »

Found this small tree skirt with rickrack trim in the box of estate sale fabric and wondered what to do with it. Held it up and thought: instead of a tree skirt, how's about a little girl circle skirt?

Called a little girl mama and obtained a little girl waist size. Before cutting, I luckily remembered that a circle skirt waist is cut by folding fabric into quarters and cutting top in SMALL increments or else you snip too much and have a huge hole. Nobody wants a huge hole.
Anyhow, cut top of skirt and laid it flat to measure with tape. Repeated steps until desired measurement was complete. Finished cut edges of skirt seam. Sewed edges together. Turned under the raw pinked hem edge and ironed with that magic tape stuff then handstitched hem. 

The handstitching took longer than all the other steps combined.

Applied stretch elastic to waist although I could have sewn a casing.

It is a Cee-ute skirt, I tell ya! Re purposed in the SkitzoLeezra way! I may have just made myself some craft karma.

After the holidays when you look at all of those 50% off tree skirts at the stores, look again, you might see cute skirt potential!

(Tried to wait for a photo with the petite model in her skirt but want to show it to you NOW! Will post photo when available.)


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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008 11:56:39 AM »

I wish you had posted this yesterday! I was at wal mart and saw some awesome red velvet tree shirts for 75% off! now I'm gonna have to go back and hope they are still there!

« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008 06:35:26 PM »

haha this reminds me of when I was little and just wore the tree skirt! love it! good job Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008 05:37:24 AM »

I've never seen a tree skirt with such a cute pattern. Good work.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008 06:56:11 AM »

That is a REALLY cute idea! Looks like you did a GREAT job and I bet little girl will love it!

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