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Topic: Super-insane patchwork swirly skirt!  (Read 2900 times)
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« on: March 21, 2008 07:48:44 AM »

I have this theory that you can never have too much skirt.  (Ok, unless you are closing it in the car door, or dropping it in the toilet.) And on that theory, and the fact that I love cotton prints and patchwork, I made this a few years ago.  It's 5 tiers of approximately 9" square blocks, each tier double the width of the one before it.  So while it's 45" at the top, there are 20 yards of hem.  (I did this once.  Now I feel much less bad about spending $100 on huge bellydance skirts commercially...) It's got a simple ribbon draw-string at the waist, since I didn't want to use elastic on something so heavy; possibly if I did it again, I'd do a proper waistband, which would probably be a little more comfortable. 

Obligatory really bad pictures taken by me while wearing the skirt:

Here it is all spread out in its glory on the living room carpet.  WAY TOO MUCH SKIRT!! Yay!!

And a couple details of the fabrics.  I like the two feather prints and the green blobby things best, I think.

(this post brought to you by procrastination and fried brains, causing me to avoid what I said I was staying home from work to work on today)
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 07:54:02 AM »

Great job!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008 08:07:05 AM »

this is really great! ....hmmmm.... i might just have so start to stashbust.....  Roll Eyes

i agree completely that there are only a couple situations where too much skirt is possible, the ones you mentioned and when you have a wheeled office chair.... i've stoped wearing my longer skirts to work after ripping way too many  Embarrassed

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008 08:13:35 AM »

that i a beautiful skirt. I wish I had the patience to mke a patchworks skirt 'cos I have so many of my daughter's old tops and such that I want tokeep, but don't want to if you catch my dirft....
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 08:14:24 AM »

love the colour combinations !

i trip up the stairs in my skirts  Embarrassed

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 08:22:35 AM »

Wow, that is beautiful.
And if you ever get sick of the skirt you could make it an awesome mandala-like wall hanging. I love the way it looks spread out.

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008 01:43:55 PM »

Such a pretty skirt!  You did a fantastic job!

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008 01:48:08 PM »

absolutely fabulous!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008 03:00:31 PM »

That's super cute. My mother used to make me skirts like that all the time when I was growing up. 


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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008 09:16:31 PM »

Oh my goodness! so many colors! its so pretty Cheesy
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