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heatherxxll
« on: June 22, 2008 10:20:45 PM »

So I guess this is partly to pimp the book Sew What! Skirts and partly to show what I made from the book. Two big thimbles up from me, I tell you what.

Up until purchasing this book, I had 2 skirt disasters under my belt. The first was the skirt from Sew U. I sewed the medium skirt based on my measurements and it ended up SO. SMALL. Like ridiculously small, which, if you've ever sewn a BBW pattern you usually have the opposite result. The second was a McCall's tulip skirt which was SO. CUTE., yet SO. SMALL. that I actually re-bought the pattern so that I could re-cut it in a larger size for me.

But then I read SW!S and realized that waist-to-hip ratios are so diverse that it's hard to find a good skirt pattern, and I happen to have one of those hard-to-fit bodies (my waist and hip measurements are practically the same). So based on the diagrams of build-your-own skirt pattern, I successfully made 3 a-line skirts!

Here are 2.


Skirt one is comprised of denim and that Alexander Henry hearts fabric.



Skirt two, same denim and some Ikea fabric. When I wore this to Starbucks they gave me my drink for free! I can't promise the same results should you make one yourself, but just giving you a heads up that it will draw attention  Wink
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recycledstudent
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 10:33:27 PM »

skirts with pockets are always so cute, and the second one is definitely worthy of a free drink. Smiley
you have perfectly placed freckles on your knees, by the way.
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Oyhana
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 11:14:37 PM »

Awesome!  I love your skirts.  They look great on you!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008 08:11:32 AM »

They are super cute!  I have been thinking about getting this book...I am going to order it right now!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008 09:08:45 AM »

i love the first one.
that hearts rock.
good job =)
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008 10:08:46 AM »

They look so cute! you have amazing socks Tongue and well done on the free drink! I'm gonna have to get a copy of this book...
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008 12:58:49 PM »

Those look great! Now I want that book too  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008 04:40:17 PM »

Super cute skirts! Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008 05:38:41 PM »

super cute!! I'm happy you figured out how to solve your sizing dilemma, it always sucks when you can't figure out what's going wrong D:
also, your Starbucks anecdote = da bomb. I'm sure it made you feel great!! :]
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008 01:45:59 PM »

I love Starbucks...love your skirt more.
They gave me a free coffee when I mentioned being in a hurry because my husband was in the hospital.
Maybe the company gives them some leeway to do things like this in some circumstances...it would be a smart business practice.
Thanks for telling about the book. I now get it why I have fitting problems too.
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