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« on: June 10, 2008 07:21:51 AM »

I read in the description of the book that you draft your own patterns.  Has anyone done this and should they adapt to the plus size figure? 

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008 06:11:54 PM »

I have made three skirts from this book. I made the drawstring waist A-line skirt.  You use your measurements. Good luck..
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008 07:04:28 AM »

I am far from a regular figured woman and I made two skirts from the book so far. They're both the Beach Wrap Skirt. I modified the second to have less of a flare at the bottom.

I love this book beyond words. The description tells you how to measure yourself then apply this to fabric for a custom tailored look.





These skirts were both made from vintage sheets I found at the thrift store.

Sorry the photos are a bit blurry. I should have used more natural light.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008 07:15:17 AM »

They are soooo cute!  I love that you found those awesome sheets at the thrift store.  Lucky girl, my local thrift stores can't compete!  I have been thinking about ordering that book...So I am guessing you'd recommend?
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008 08:57:20 AM »

I have this and have been afraid to do them cause  the pictures of the skirts make them look so tiny.  Like they would fit only a 50lb woman.  This looks super cute on you!  I need to try it out now!
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008 09:14:21 AM »

Those are awesome...I grew up with sheets like the green with flowers. Looks much better as a skirt.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008 02:00:12 PM »

I have the same blue sheet I picked up for 0.65 at Goodwill a month or so ago.  Yours is much brighter than mine though.  Looks great!  I'm planning to make both daughters a skirt. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008 06:52:47 PM »

Thanks so much!

I would recommend this book as one that you really should own. It's not expensive and the directions are very easy. Just read them over twice so you know what to do.

There is only an inch difference between my waist and hips so it is impossible to find a cute skirt that fits. But with this book I can make one in about 2.5 hours from start to finish.

I absolutely LOVE using vintage sheets. I love the green yellow pink fabric. I call it my Very Brady Skirt.
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saraheliza
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 12:51:46 PM »

Recently finished my first skirt from this book.  I normally have problems 'cos my waist to hip ratio is way different to lots of patterns but I LOVE the skirt I made.  Definitely would recommend it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008 06:22:29 PM »

Oh you have to post a photo of your skirt!!!!
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