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« on: February 23, 2008 12:41:03 PM »

So, I was at school one day, going through the wonderful bin of leftover fabric in the costume shop (aptly titled the WonderBin) when I came across AT LEAST 4 yards of this stuff:

So, after lots of pleating (which I am OBSESSED with now), lots of ripping fabric (I didn't draw or even use a pattern, I just measured the width of each strip, ripped and sewed them all together,) and a bit of unpicking, I came out with this wonderful, poofy tiered skirt:

I'm fond of it. I'm very happy that Texas weather is so crazy (it's going to be 80 degrees on Monday, yet it's only about 50 now.) so that I can wear it soon.

Unfortunately, because of my over pleating in the front, it's rather flat in the back since...there are no pleats there:

But it's all good. It has an elastic waistband, and there was no hemming, as I just took an extra strip, folded it, and sewed it on the bottom. I HATE hemming.

Now, I have no idea what to do with the REST OF THIS STUFF!


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 12:47:07 PM »

Use some of the leftover fabric with a bit of solid fabric in one of the colors from the pattern, and use both to make a cute matching clutch.  Awesome skirt!

Oh, it's just kittens.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008 12:49:10 PM »

I did consider making a bag, but I would still have about three yards left. :/

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008 09:08:03 PM »

very cute

i glued my dreams real high im working on reaching them
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008 10:22:28 PM »

i love the choice of fabric and poofy-ness!!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008 04:45:24 AM »

i suggest use another colour fabric (best to be a solid colour) and use both fabrics and make a dress



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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 07:06:33 AM »

definetly a ress, like ka cute sundress

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Don't be frontin' son no seeds on a bun
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008 02:13:09 PM »

poofy skirts are WAY better than any other type of skirt haha
i like it a lot and the fabric is amazing!

I feel like just some misplaced Joan of Arc.
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