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« on: January 26, 2009 02:37:06 AM »

After loosing about 40 pounds I started liking wearing short skirts, but didn't have any money to buy so I rummaged through my closets and found some skirts and a pair of pants that I never used and this is the result:




Skirt #1 - reconstructed from the legs of mum's old cotton velveteen pants and added some details



Skirt #2 - cut off from a long skirt and added details from the original skirt #3



Skirt #3 - cut off from a mid calf long skirt



Skirt #4 - cut off from a long skirt


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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009 02:48:26 AM »

I love the 2nd one, it's really cute!  And congratulations on losing the weight!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 02:54:06 AM »

Thank you (although I switched the pics a bit so I guess it's #3 now Grin)
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 02:55:01 AM »

Yes - I meant the pretty brown ruffly one  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009 06:48:42 AM »

I really like the two in the middle. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009 07:01:35 AM »

Adorable!! I'm in the same boat as you - lost 37 pounds and can't afford to keep buying new clothes, I just wish I was as good with sewing as you are so I could start transforming some of my 'fat' clothes lol.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009 07:52:41 AM »

I really like the two in the middle. Great job!
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Adorable!! I'm in the same boat as you - lost 37 pounds and can't afford to keep buying new clothes, I just wish I was as good with sewing as you are so I could start transforming some of my 'fat' clothes lol.
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And congrats on your weight loss.

Actually I'm not that good with sewing either, but I so much wanted to make something to wear for Christmas and just set myself to do it.

For the red skirt I used a very simple skirt pattern I found in a magazine and put the pattern parts on the cut up legs of the pants. I'm sure you can do it too - use a pair of your 'fat' pants and just go for it - you really have nothing to lose.

The other three skirts I just cut off - they were leftovers from my 'old thin days' so they actually fit again - it would probably be a bit harder if the skirts are too wide to start with.
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