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« on: December 06, 2008 12:28:48 PM »


I have a skirt, it's similar to this one http://i11.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/bd/ce/4118_1.JPG (from ebay). I guess it's an Italian Designerish skirt (L'AMADEI by D.P. Altomonte). It's a bit trendier than the one in that photo, but you get the idea. Annnnyway...

I used to like this skirt, but not so much now, it's not that practical and my SO doesn't really like it. The top layer, you see in that photo, is made of 100% Rayon, and there's a duplicate attached slip that's a chocolate brown with no pattern. What I don't like about it is the pattern, but I hate having it sit in the dresser while I could do something with it.

What has everyone else used old skirts to make? I'm thinking maybe just using the slip bit, because I like that part, and tightening it up.

It has an elastic waist band, so there's lots of material on it. Any ideas? What have you guys made from skirts you don't like or recycled? TIA
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008 07:19:12 PM »

I once took a boring grey skirt and set it on fire.
Now it's a very unboring grey skirt.

You always undo it and make apliques, and depending on how much fabric there is in it, you could use it as fabric to make something else like a blouse.

« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008 09:41:21 AM »

If you don't like the pattern, take the top layer off and use the chocolate brown part as a skirt, maybe layering over another shorter skirt?

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008 11:58:59 AM »

i agree about using the bottom layer as a skirt, as you do like it.
maybe the top layer could become a pillow?  it looks like the sort of pattern that might translate well into something like that.

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