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ebullientemily
« on: April 06, 2008 07:29:34 PM »

So I wear a v-neck t-shirt (usually the cheapie men's Hanes) almost every day. I love wearing high-waisted skirts with them, so I was quite excited when I saw this skirt on the American Apparel website: http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa7300.html#i. Alas, $34 is an awful lot of money for five pieces of fabric sewed together (whether by well-paid US workers or otherwise), so I set out to make my own out of $1/yard Walmart fabric, keeping in mind that my sole sewing skills are those picked up in 7th grade fabrics.

Results (sorry about the picture quality, my wavy Ikea mirror is pretty much useless, and the timer on my camera doesn't work):




I'll probably end up wearing this with those black heels and this black shrug:


I'm going to find some solid knit fabric soon, and next time I'll actually cut in straight lines and do proper seam allowances--I'm a lot more willing to spend $2 on fabric and an hour of my time than $34!!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008 07:52:32 PM »

Cute, from what the pictures show.  I love that color.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008 11:45:02 PM »

Oh my gosh! I made a high waisted black pencil skirt the other day to wear with the Hanes v-necks!
Haha, I like yours better though, stripes and color are definitely a bonus!
But, for beginner sewers (me) black hides some mistakes xD
Definitely adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008 02:01:45 PM »

adorable.
i love the color of the fabric!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 07:14:25 PM »

Honestly?


F*** Amercan Apparel. Great job on the skirt!!! I don't need some gimmicky company telling me whats cool to wear, or trying to get me to buy their overpriced crap by advertising pornographic waifs.


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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008 05:07:10 PM »

Honestly?


F*** Amercan Apparel. Great job on the skirt!!! I don't need some gimmicky company telling me whats cool to wear, or trying to get me to buy their overpriced crap by advertising pornographic waifs.


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hahahaha, my thoughts exactly. cute dress :]
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but then i was like, "what would emily do?"
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 11:24:00 AM »

Work it girl   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 03:58:35 PM »

Wow, I think it's better than the original.  I like the way it hangs, if that's the right word; I mean how the bottom is.  It looks fun to wear.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008 02:08:52 AM »

can you post a tutorial? Also, what type of fabric did you use?
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