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Topic: My Dalai Lama-inspired Buddha Bag-->skirt recon (first clothing post w/ pics)  (Read 2102 times)
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« on: April 15, 2008 09:45:49 AM »

Hello Smiley
I have this HUGE maroon bag with a batik Buddha on it that I never use because it's SO HUGE..... sooooo....
I was inspired by the colors in the Dalai Lama's (and other monks) robes to create this skirt.  I'm not really sure what the gold fabric is, i think it's some kind of linen blend, but I basically got a yard of gold fabric with a natural fringe edge and sewed the cut-out Buddha on the front...  Not thinking clearly at the time, I thought a yard of fabric would be big enough for my J.lo butt, alas, I was wrong, so this skirt is a bit... ok... really tight over my butt, so I 'm going to add a panel of maroon down the back for extra space. So here it is.
(ps. it is supposed to look a bit hand-made, that's the look i was going for)

This is the "this skirt is too tight for my butt picture" heheh


Here is a front shot


and a blurry close up of the unfinished edge


So what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 10:19:14 AM »

i really like it... and your butt... hahaha

this skirt is something i would make forsure and i would wear it with pride...

man i need to sew... i have been way to caught up with knitting.. but i want to make fun new clothes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 10:24:51 AM »

I like it. I think I would put a thin strip of maroon down each side w/ a small slit up the side. But it looks pretty good on you as is.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008 10:59:23 AM »

aw thanks Smiley  I was thinking about a strip down each side instead of the back too, I think I might do that now :-D
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008 05:07:02 PM »

Hello Smiley
I have this HUGE maroon bag with a batik Buddha on it that I never use because it's SO HUGE..... sooooo....
I was inspired by the colors in the Dalai Lama's (and other monks) robes to create this skirt.  I'm not really sure what the gold fabric is, i think it's some kind of linen blend, but I basically got a yard of gold fabric with a natural fringe edge and sewed the cut-out Buddha on the front...  Not thinking clearly at the time, I thought a yard of fabric would be big enough for my J.lo butt, alas, I was wrong, so this skirt is a bit... ok... really tight over my butt, so I 'm going to add a panel of maroon down the back for extra space. So here it is.
(ps. it is supposed to look a bit hand-made, that's the look i was going for)


So what do you think?
Smiley


Yeah, maybe a small panel in maroon or white down the sides, flaring out on the hem in a trumpet?
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008 01:25:45 PM »

That's really cool. I'd totally wear that! Great job.  Smiley
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