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« on: July 18, 2008 10:32:24 PM »

So... My mom died and getting rid of her stuff is hard.. I decided to recon quite a few of her clothes so that they fit me. It's been a rotten few months.. and now I'm getting around to reconstructing her clothes and using up some of her fabric stash... this was the skirt before...

and after... I kept having disaster after disaster, and the original skirt was lined because  the outer fabric's super thin so I had to do my first lined skirt which lead to more disasters which meant.. the skirt kept getting shorter and tighter. On a funny note it made me laugh since mom always told me I wore overly long skirts. It was fated to be short and tight I guess.
So. not what I wanted it to be but it ended up being a mission to complete it, for personal reasons like I said. so that's my skirt. Thanks for reading.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 11:25:38 PM »

Sorry about your loss.. I even can't imagine how hard it must be.

But the skirt you made is beautiful. :]
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 11:40:43 PM »

I lost my mom a few years ago, and I know how difficult it can be to go through her things. I kept some of my mom's clothes, too.

The skirt looks really nice. I'm sure your mom would approve. ^.^
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008 12:10:28 AM »

The idea of altering her clothes to fit you is so beautiful. Everytime you wear this you'll be able to remember her. It turned out really well too. Just gorgeous.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008 05:19:48 AM »

I am so sorry for your loss.   The idea of revamping her clothing for yourself is amazing!
This skirt looks amazing...great job!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008 07:24:50 AM »

Sorry to hear about your Mom, but you did a great job in reconstructing one of her skirts into a very cute skirt for you and I am sure she is looking down from heaven and is proud of you!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008 09:24:37 AM »

That is a great idea to do with your mother's clothes! And the skirt looks really good too!

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008 10:57:41 AM »

What a lovely way to remember your mother. It looks like you made a great job of the finished skirt and got a good fit too.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008 11:04:35 AM »

I think that is an absolutely excellent way to keep your mother close to you. And it looks like you did a fantastic job on the skirt too.

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008 07:40:39 PM »

I'm sorry about your loss. Reconstructing the clothing is such a nice way to keep your mom's memory you did a wonderful job.

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