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« on: July 09, 2008 02:33:56 AM »

I had a birthday last week, and I decided it was time to stop being afraid to try and sew my own clothes instead of just quilts and what not. I've been seeing all the pretty (and easy) pinafore skirts around lately. I dug out some fabric I had, and started with stopthefacade's tutorial (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/ongir/Skirt.jpg)

and one with better lighting...

Things I changed:
1. Did not add straps.
2. Because I did not add straps, I made a sandwich of two pieces of cotton and interfacing on the waist part to help it stand up. After fiddling around with it, I believe I will go ahead and pin in on the blouse I'm wearing underneath.
3. I doubled my fabric for the skirt part, but made the 'hems' 2 inches apart, so it has the shorter skirt on top.
4. I didn't hem it at all. Hems intimidate / bore me, so instead I just used the fabric so the bottom hem would be the selvage edges of the fabric.
5. After having a hell of a time, I realized that 4 layers of cotton, interfacing all gathered together really goes easier when you use a quilting foot. I could have cut an hour off of the skirt had I realized that at the beginning.

I think I shall wear this outfit Friday to a rehearsal dinner for a wedding I'm in on Saturday.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 05:13:15 AM »

Hey, that turned out really cute!! I love the look of those kinds of highwaisted skirts, but I always think it's just going to look absolutely terrible on my not really mini body, but it looks GREAT on you! Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 06:00:57 AM »

really good job!

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 07:13:35 AM »

It's fabulous!! <3
And it looks wonderful on you!
You've inspired me to have a go at creating my own!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 06:31:14 PM »

I love it!  Very classy... and sassy! (hmm, rhymes)...

Has a vintagey vibe that I really like!

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008 12:11:29 AM »

That pinafore looks great! It looks well made, and is very flattering, esp. with that shirt. cheese was right when she said it looks very classy.

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008 08:08:03 AM »

Okay, that is gorgeous, I can't wait to have a go of making one myself!

I finally have a wist!

« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008 08:43:15 AM »

omg! it looks sooooooo good on you!
i cant wear highwaisted it makes me look stumpy  Cry
but it looks so freakin cute on you!!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008 11:13:43 AM »

Thank you everybody for the nice comments. I wore the outfit to my cousin's rehearsal, and many people complimented me on it (she's also on craftster, so she told people I had made the skirt).       

I super love this outfit, other women at the dinner wore similar patterned dresses (black/white, mod patterns) so I felt awesomely trendy and pretty, something I rarely feel when around super skinny people.

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009 10:08:27 PM »

(gasps) ummm.........can I have this?

LOL! It looks awesome! Nice work Wink
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