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« on: February 28, 2008 06:15:57 AM »

Hi all Grin I've been busy making more stuff. Here's a grey lightweight coat and two cotton tier skirts I made within two days of relative non-activity bumming around at home. The coat cost less than $5 altogether!!! Chinatown has the cheapest fabric ever I swear. I made the pattern up as I went, as usual. I should stop spontaneously cutting and sewing up the pieces, hoping that it'll come together nicely somehow. It's been working so far though... The grey plaid is some sort of flannel and cotton blend, and is so damn comfortable that I never ever ever want to take it off. This would, of course, be a bit of a problem come bath time, but I'll cross that hurdle when it presents itself. Aaaaanyway, here it is, in all its cat-haired glory:



It has a black jersey hood and cuffs attached to it.



Heart buttons!



Coat pocket and sleeve cuff

It is not too thick, and thus perfect for the weather in Singapore nowadays which is humid and rainy in equal parts. I'm gonna try making a lightweight trench coat next.

And, here are the tiered skirts! Fabrics for both are from Spotlight, the Daylight Robbery store. They have elastic waistbands and just two tiers, so that they fall nicely just above my knees. Both were made using the old-fashioned thread gathering method, which is very painstaking but effective, so.

Green and blue poppy(I think) skirt


Pink and black Indian print skirt


Lastly, just for kicks, here's what I wore today Smiley Please excuse the awkward pose:



With these shoes and bag:



What did you crafty types wear today, and were some items in the outfit made by you? (We should have a Craftster version of the whatiworetoday LJ community, if it doesn't exist already!)
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008 06:23:10 AM »

i LOVE that coat, it's super cute!


oh yeah, what did i wear today? umm...unfortunately my work uniform. and a Elvis necklace i bought on etsy. and a SMILE hahaha i'm corny.

i wish i could just cut and sew things together and end up with such cute clothes like you do!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008 06:31:25 AM »

adorable! i love the coat.  Cheesy
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thehazelwood
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008 06:39:11 AM »

LOVE those skirts!
And the coat!
And your outfit!
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 07:03:32 AM »

Super cute!  Cheesy When you make a skirt like that, are your pieces that will be the tiers just rectangles or are they curved? I'd like to try it. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 07:22:03 AM »

Super cute!  Cheesy When you make a skirt like that, are your pieces that will be the tiers just rectangles or are they curved? I'd like to try it. Thanks!

Thanks muchly Grin It's just rectangles. To be specific, the first tier was 40" wide, and the second 1.5 times that, so 60" wide. Both tiers are about 8" long, including seam allowance. My waist is 32" so it fits comfortably while not being too poofy, and ends just above the knees. So just add 8" to your waist measurement for the first tier and multiply that by 1.5 for the second. Hope this helps Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008 07:35:36 AM »

Super cute!  Cheesy When you make a skirt like that, are your pieces that will be the tiers just rectangles or are they curved? I'd like to try it. Thanks!

Thanks muchly Grin It's just rectangles. To be specific, the first tier was 40" wide, and the second 1.5 times that, so 60" wide. Both tiers are about 8" long, including seam allowance. My waist is 32" so it fits comfortably while not being too poofy, and ends just above the knees. So just add 8" to your waist measurement for the first tier and multiply that by 1.5 for the second. Hope this helps Smiley

How long of an elastic did you use for the waistband?
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008 07:41:10 AM »

^_^ I love your tiered skirts.

And I would participate in a whatIwore the craftster way. That would be neat.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008 07:47:10 AM »

Fantastic!  I love the way you did the Indian-print skirt:  reversing the second tier so that it's a mirror image of the first.  Good thinking!
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008 07:48:21 AM »

I love your fabrics!! Everything is just so cute  Grin
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