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Euphony
« on: March 23, 2008 03:08:00 PM »

I'm teaching myself to sew since my wonderful hubby bought me a sewing machine for Christmas!  I bought the book Sew What Skirts but ended up putting it on the shelf for about a month since I didn't quite understand it yet.  I made a few things using patterns so I could become somewhat familiar with making something and how they are supposed to go together.  Then I bought 5 yards of denim (I'm still not sure what possesed me into buying so much) and I pulled my book off the shelf and this is what I made!
http://getchellwedd.topcities.com/frayed.jpg

It's the frayed wrap skirt they have in there.  I decided I didn't like the idea of snap tape and found some wonderful brass sun buttons and used those instead.  Unfortunately I don't have a very good picture of those and I tried getting a close-up with my awful camera to no avail.

I hope you like it, I do, it's pretty comfy and I'm pretty proud of myself!
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 03:30:36 PM »

WELL DONE! It looks great  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 03:53:16 PM »

Hooray! You look so happy and cute in that skirt! Great job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 05:52:05 PM »

very cute and nicely made!  A+ 

You also have a wonderful looking yard! 

Keep up the good work... Smiley
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Euphony
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008 07:12:45 AM »

Thanks guys!  I really enjoyed making it, and it didn't take me long at all.  I worked on it Thursday and Friday night after work, so in all it probably took me about 7 hours to make - not bad for just learning!  I like the fraying on the bottom, but thought the white threads hanging down looked poor, so yesterday I trimmed all the white threads from the bottom so now it's a soft looking blue fray.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008 10:15:10 AM »

I wish I could see it  Sad All I see is that little camera.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 10:05:48 AM »

I think I commented on this skirt (was that waht you wore at the meet?) Or else I MEANT to comment, me likey!!!!

I love that look!!!

Can  you believe LH is down again??? ack!! TBB is too.....;(
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Euphony
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008 07:22:46 AM »

I don't get over here nearly often enough!  That is the skirt I wore to the meet, as a matter of fact that was taken at the meet!

You had commented Sheliaann!  Thank you so much.  I really like the skirt, but I think I'm going to install more buttons.  Since it's a wrap it's not necessary to install more buttons but it bothers me that it gaps a bit when I walk.  I washed the denim before I delved into it, and after I made the skirt it was fine, but then I washed the skirt and now it gaps.  I think there's just too much area between buttons - either that or I need to move them a smidge, or both.

ETA: sunnymoody can you see it okay now?  Perhaps my webhoster was down for a bit when you looked at the thread before.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008 06:47:02 AM »

Hey! This is Kittee! Nice to see you here on Craftster!
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Euphony
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008 12:38:20 PM »

Hey! This is Kittee! Nice to see you here on Craftster!
<SQUEEEE> Hi Kittee!!
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