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« on: May 01, 2008 06:25:48 PM »

This skirt was remade from an absolutely fabulous skirt I got from ebay (this girl does the most amazing fabrics herself, wish I could remember her name!). Edit: It's Kathrynpugwash

Unfortunately the skirt was huge on me so it sat around for a while looking pretty until I finally decided to make a wearable skirt from it. I don't have a before pic but there's not much difference. Just cut into it at the seam, figured out where it should sit and sewed it back together again. Oh and I also added another layer underneath as it was a tad see through.

This is also my first post!! Got mildly (ok, madly) obsessed with sewing over the last 6 months or so and have been on here pretty much every day since, lol. Love this site and all the brilliant ideas and help the members give. Anyways, been making a ton of things but thought I'd start by posting the first thing that really made me think "I wish I could sew". By the way, I now wear this skirt all the time.

The material for some reason is really flammable, there's a good sized whole there from a tiny cigarette ember. Can you flame proof clothing?

I know, awesome photo taking skills or what Smiley

And now for the amazing bonus surprise!! I had so much fabric left over (I did say it was a huge skirt) that I made this ultra cool little guy as well. Just one of the little skeleton guys cut out with purple faux fur on the back.

« Last Edit: May 10, 2008 02:20:54 AM by fugsly » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 11:50:02 PM »

Good job!! Don't know how to fire proof fabric, but if you're worried about the hole, why not add black lining on the whole skirt and all you'll see through the whole is black fabric... maybe even throw in some lace on the hemline  Cool

I love the little guy you made and you did a good job at resizing the skirt!! Keep it up  Wink
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 07:12:53 AM »

Oh!  You should remember that girls name, I'd really be interested to know! 

Your skirt looks fantastic, and so does the little skeleton guy!

« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 10:43:56 AM »

I love this skirt, great job. I always love to see awesome skirts that aren't minis. I'm jealous, it's such a cool skirt.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 08:39:10 PM »

I don't know if other craft/fabric stores do but Jo-Ann's has a collection of proofing solutions including fire retardants for fabric.  Look in the clothing care section (where all the ironing stuff is) and it's in a handy-dandy spray bottle.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 12:55:57 AM »

ahhh that skirt is awesome ! and I love the lil doll !

« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 05:09:57 PM »

That's cute..nice job.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008 02:16:54 AM »

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I half stalk some of you on here so was very chuffed Smiley

I actually had the person in my favourite list on ebay, it's Kathrynpugwash. Doesn't look like she's put anything up for a while though

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 09:49:31 AM »

i love the lil guy. your boots are really cute!

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 02:28:00 AM »

aaaaa it's so cute! there's a little store in toronto that's always made neat clothes from their own fabric and this reminded me that I have one of their shirts that needs reconstructing.
the stuffed skeleton is such a good idea too! Smiley
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