A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 304,861
Currently Running With Scissors:
657 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I like my skirts poofy, thank you.  (Read 1834 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
eyeshadowninja
Too amateur for my own talent.
Offline Offline

Posts: 359
Joined: 02-Aug-2007

Let's swap.


View Profile WWW
« 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!

Thoughts?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

radiationbaby
Lady Marmalade, the Duchess of Spreadable Treats
Offline Offline

Posts: 993
Joined: 16-Jan-2006

Crafty McCraftypants


View Profile WWW
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Oh, it's just kittens.

I want to leave this world the way I came into it:  naked, screaming, and covered in someone else's blood.

Mah Wists
http://www.wists.com/stardust_wings
eyeshadowninja
Too amateur for my own talent.
Offline Offline

Posts: 359
Joined: 02-Aug-2007

Let's swap.


View Profile WWW
« 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. :/
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lrnsanders
i eat stars there yummy
Offline Offline

Posts: 59
Joined: 26-Aug-2007


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008 09:08:03 PM »

very cute
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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

i love the choice of fabric and poofy-ness!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SamJ
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://knitsamknit.blogspot.com/

http://www.wists.com/SamJ

where do i get freezer paper from??? im in the UK so does it have another name??? please help me!!!!
tekalinosky54
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 07:06:33 AM »

definetly a ress, like ka cute sundress
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce
Don't be frontin' son no seeds on a bun
opfiend
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I feel like just some misplaced Joan of Arc.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Get Motivated to Write a Novel
How to Get a Job Writing Reviews
How to Get Your Work Published
How to Write a Haiku
John Kenney Talks About Truth in Advertising
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.