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« on: May 26, 2008 07:35:57 PM »

I bought this khaki uniform skirt at a thrift store (wish I'd taken "before" shots... just imagine a dull, unflattering uniform skirt), and hippified it!!!  At least I *think* it was a uniform skirt... I can't imagine anyone wearing that thing unless they had to! 

Ruffle and side panels are new fabrics, appliqué is done with random other recycled stuff. 


Much better.


...and patchwork for all...


Extra comfy now... it was all starchy and awful.  Had to wash the starch away and use a little (gasp!) fabric softener! (I know, bad for the environment, bad for your fabric, but this thing needed to RELAX.)  There's something about plain khaki that just makes me feel stiff....


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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 08:04:44 PM »

I love this it's so pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008 08:05:52 PM »

i love this. the little tree is quite inspiring, is it appliquéd? this turned out wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008 08:13:07 PM »

Adorable reconstruction you did there!

Also, if you don't want to use commercial fabric softener, plain white distilled vinegar works quite well as a fabric softener... and it isn't bad for the environment!
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008 08:45:33 PM »

wisted! Love it! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008 09:08:24 PM »

Once again, it's absolutely beautiful!  What a great way to repurpose too! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008 09:46:45 PM »

I love the skirt. The patchwork is adorable and the tree is just perfect.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 05:48:46 PM »

Adorable reconstruction you did there!

Also, if you don't want to use commercial fabric softener, plain white distilled vinegar works quite well as a fabric softener... and it isn't bad for the environment!

I didn't know that... I already use vinegar for cleaning my bathroom and countertops, but I didn't know it could be a fabric softener too.  Thanks for the info!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 05:49:46 PM »

i love this. the little tree is quite inspiring, is it appliquéd? this turned out wonderful!

It is an appliqué.  I made it from a clip-art tree I found online and sorta made it my own... rather easy to make your own appliqués w/o an actual "pattern". 

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