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« on: November 06, 2008 10:46:06 AM »

My beautiful daughter requested "a skirt made from jeans with funny kicky things on the bottom". It took me a little while to get her to clarify "funny kicky things", and I think what she really wanted was fringe, but that just didn't sound practical, so we settled on pleats.  More specifically pieces of pleats and the asymetrical hem was totally her idea.  I dug in my stash to find some very oddly shaped pieces of fabric left over from making myself a skirt, and I set to work.  It is a very simple design, basically a tube with asymterical hem and pleats on the bottom.  I didn't have one piece of fabric that was long enough to go all the way around, so I cobbled together the pleats with pieces of fabric, they aren't sewn together so it has more of a fringey look.  I also didn't hem the edges, I just went around them with a straight stitch so it won't fray too badly.  I used the decorative leaf stitch on my machine (for I think the first time ever).  The bright pink thread was also my DDs idea.  She loves the finished product and proudly wore it to school the very next day.





I'd love you hear what you all think!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008 06:21:05 PM »

Love it! I've seen something similar  -- they called the kicky things "carwash hem"
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 05:49:56 AM »

Carwash hem, ah.  I had no idea there was a name for it. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008 08:01:11 PM »

Though "FKTOB" works, too Grin
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