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TheWrongGirl
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« on: March 17, 2005 03:00:23 PM »

I know that there are thousands upon thousands of skirt posts, but I'm gonna add to the list.  I made three skirts and wanted to post them.  A girl can NEVER have too many skirts, especially in Texas where it gets 2,598,745 degrees in the summer. 

I went to Urban Outfitters and saw the cutest skirt, but it was about $48, and I just can't afford that, so I thought I'd make my own version.  Here it is: 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/TheWrongGirl/TheWrongGirl/photobucketskirt.jpg

Here is a skirt I made out of some sheets my parents have had since God was a baby.  Patterns and I do not play nice, so I just took a skirt I already have and cut the fabric in the same shape and size.  I love this one- I wore it out and got asked several times where I got it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/TheWrongGirl/TheWrongGirl/Sheetskirt.jpg

This is my first attempt at a pillowcase skirt.  This is a very old pillowcase and I will probably go straight to hell for cutting it up, as it's been in the family for a couple of generations, but hell, no one was using it, and my granny said I could cut it up so I did.  The problem I had with it was that it would fit fine around my waist, but not around my legs and booty, so I had to take some material from another pillowcase of the same color and add about an inch to the side.  This made it WAAAY too big in the waist, so I'm working on that.  I really love the detail at the bottom.  
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/TheWrongGirl/TheWrongGirl/Pillowcaseskirt.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005 03:12:47 PM »

I really like the last blue one! good job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005 03:40:38 PM »

oh god i love the first one!!

one question: for the first skirt, you just cut up two pieces (using an existent skirt) and sewed it up the sides is that it?

good job lil' lady*tips hat* Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 04:47:48 PM »

oh god i love the first one!!

one question: for the first skirt, you just cut up two pieces (using an existent skirt) and sewed it up the sides is that it?

good job lil' lady*tips hat* Cheesy

Thank you!  Yes, I just cut two pieces of fabric using an existing skirt, and then sewed it up the sides.  Then I used quilt binding to make a waste band.  That stuff is the best thing ever.  I use it on everything i have to hem or make a waistband for.  I also did that with the second one, using a sheet. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005 04:51:26 PM »

did you put a zipper on your skirts??
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2005 05:00:19 PM »

Yes, there is a zipper on all of them.  I never put size zippers in, though, because I hate side zippers, so they are all on the back.

The thing I don't understand about zippers is, almost everyone I talk to in real life who knows anything about sewing is amazed that I put the zippers in by hand. (I actually do all of my sewing by hand.  The sewing machine and I decided to stop seeing each other because we don't get along, and so my ex-boyfriend has it.  They play together better anyway.)  But zippers are very, very easy. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005 05:11:50 PM »

love them all!!  Grin You can never have too many skirts, even in Canada where it gets to about 15 degrees celsius during summer. I'm exaggerating, but not much.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005 05:46:04 PM »

Those are awesomely cute wow... I'm even more amazed that you sewed them by hand X___X Thats so crazy!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2005 06:28:30 PM »

For the pillowcase skirt that came out too big in the waist you can just make a dart on each side seam as deep as you need to to fit your waist.  The pillowcase one is too cute!!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2005 06:44:59 PM »

Wow. You can add me to the ranks of those more impressed with the knowledge of the hand sewing.  Most of the things I hand-sew fall apart.
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