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Topic: Umbrella Skirt (yes, made from a real umbrella) NOW WITH TUTE ON PAGE 4!!!  (Read 17447 times)
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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2008 02:57:54 PM »

 I think I am the millionth person to say this but "This is really awesome!!"  Thanks for the cute tut!  And your twirling pictures make me smile Grin
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« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2008 11:31:18 PM »

GYAH! Jiminey crickets, you beat me to it. And so cute, too! Cheesy

The one I want to make, I need to get more of the way an umbrella looks closed-up.  For that more gathered look, could I sew together more than one umbrella? Do you think that would work?

Also, looking at your lurvely skirt, I think I'd need to keep the spokes in (or replace them with something less pokey) to keep the look I'm trying to get. Almost the way a bat's wings are, folded up.

Great job on the skirt!

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« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2008 06:37:03 AM »

OMG, thats the most awesome thing I've seen! Was just making a skirt out of normal fabric but have now put that aside and have found my umbrella that broke. Hmm, now what to use as a waist band... Grin
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« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2008 07:20:22 AM »

GYAH! Jiminey crickets, you beat me to it. And so cute, too! Cheesy

The one I want to make, I need to get more of the way an umbrella looks closed-up.  For that more gathered look, could I sew together more than one umbrella? Do you think that would work?

Also, looking at your lurvely skirt, I think I'd need to keep the spokes in (or replace them with something less pokey) to keep the look I'm trying to get. Almost the way a bat's wings are, folded up.

Great job on the skirt!



That sounds awesome! Yeah, I think you could use more than one umbrella...or maybe just a HUGE one =) like the beach kind...anyway, that sounds amazing...post pics when you finish!!! It would be awesome to see another umbrella skirt...esp. a different style

OMG, thats the most awesome thing I've seen! Was just making a skirt out of normal fabric but have now put that aside and have found my umbrella that broke. Hmm, now what to use as a waist band... Grin
yay! Thank you! I'm so happy other people are trying this!!! =)
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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2008 09:27:42 AM »

GYAH! Jiminey crickets, you beat me to it. And so cute, too! Cheesy

The one I want to make, I need to get more of the way an umbrella looks closed-up.  For that more gathered look, could I sew together more than one umbrella? Do you think that would work?

Also, looking at your lurvely skirt, I think I'd need to keep the spokes in (or replace them with something less pokey) to keep the look I'm trying to get. Almost the way a bat's wings are, folded up.

Great job on the skirt!
The metal ribs in an umbrella could be dangerous. You could try using boning like what is used in corsets. Or for something less expensive try some thick fish line. Someone used some thin roll up type cutting mat for boning, on Craftster, which is just recycled milk bottles.
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« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2008 01:04:28 PM »

What a fun skirt and so very original!
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« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2008 04:52:55 PM »

oh this is so cute and quirky!!! WANT!
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« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2008 10:26:31 AM »

Excellent reconstruction!  I want to make one but the only umbrella in the house is my little boy's Spideyman umbrella! It would look cool but I think he might take offense if I used it! lol
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« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2008 02:50:35 PM »

Totally reminds me of MG's outfit for the umbrella challenge on Project Runway Canada!  The judge's chewed her out for playing it 'safe' but I thought it was way the cutest (she was my favorite!)
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« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2008 08:19:20 PM »

This is pretty much the greatest thing of life.  I am SO excited to try this!!
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