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« on: March 20, 2008 05:00:43 PM »

Can't decide whether this is a completed object or not! But it actually is...
It's made from several cut up pairs of jeans. since the picture I added one more row of patches. I intended it to become ankle-length, but I am not sure as it will become really wide (it's like those patchwork twirly skirts for kids you see around here all the time!)


What do you think? Leave it as it is or make it longer? It's a size 34, I need the width at my tummy, but my legs are quite ok to show actually... so maybe with some nice striped stockings... Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 05:07:34 PM »

Its cute, I say keep it short  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 05:17:48 PM »

I agree with Daisy. If you got the legs show them. but the long swishie skirts have been a big thing so it would look good that way too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 05:23:19 PM »

That's adorable!  I vote that you keep it short.  Summer's on it's way and you'll want something light and comfy to wear. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 06:54:12 AM »

Oh, shortness for spring and summer!

Long is a bit too Little House on Haight Ashbury, IMHO.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 07:06:23 AM »

Honey, if you've got the gams, show them!!!!  I love it--fantastic job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008 08:04:18 AM »

I just had to look up "gams", being not a native speaker. Cool, I learn so much English around here Smiley
Thank you so much for helping me decide!
I think I am going for short... but I've decided, as it's done quite quickly, I will try the long version and just make photos and look what it's like (like a muslin version, I could do that with another fabric later if I like) and then just rip the rows I don't want off again and use them for another skirt. I think that's a good solution.
Now what about the house on haight ashbury? lol... can anyone explain that phrase, please? Wink

I made another picture in the process... between the picture and the next row. Well, I think I've got the gams ( I know they're not super-skinny, but I think it's okay...) Wink but one of my (male!) flatmates said after I put the next row on "Now you can actually start thinking about wearing it" *g*
What do you think? (Honestly? - It's not that I'm fishing for compliments Wink ...Okay, the pic doesn't show too much unfortunately...)
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=117419
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008 01:47:40 PM »

I like both the shorter length and the slightly longer. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008 02:58:26 AM »

I just had to look up "gams", being not a native speaker. .....

Now what about the house on haight ashbury?

gams AKA (also known as) stems and pins -- all American slang for legs. And baby, they ain't supposed to be skinnny.  Grin

Haight Ashbury is a section of San Francisco that was THE spot in the hippy-dippy days of the late 1960s. VERY psychedelic. Lots of drugs and rock music and long-haired rebel drop-outs. Exotic fashions... especially long skirts.

Think Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix. Or don't -- they died long before you were born. I still miss them. So, yes, I'm incredibly old. BUT the relevant news is: I've had great gams since 1968, and I still do. Once you've got them, they're a lifetime asset!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008 06:07:33 AM »

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they died long before you were born.

only six years, actually Wink

Thank you so much for the explanation. That was what I was afraid of, to be honest, that it could look too much Hippie Wink which I am not going for usually.
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