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« on: March 19, 2005 02:27:06 PM »

i apologize for silly pictures  Cheesy.

okay, i know it's been done. but here's my go at it...

ugly capris i never wore:


cut a few inches below the zipper but ABOVE the crotch...


it should look like this now...


if you fancy, you could wear it like that with some neon leggings or something...


but i decided to continue...

try a few different lengths to see how short you want it


cut open the pant leg and fold it over..

cut the length you chose [a little longer for room to sew.]

now decide whether you like the inside out or the outside out...

i chose inside out because i thought it looked nice.

i hand sew everything so i don't really know how to go about this on a machine. it only took about an hour even hand sewn so i imagine it wouldn't take long at all on a machine...

to sew a pleat:
fold a bit over [either way works, over or under..i prefer over.]
then sew over that



once you have one piece sewn on, turn it rightside out and see if you like the way your pleats are turning out.

i, indeed, liked mine

now continue to cut and sew the pant legs to the edge of the skirt...
don't forget to sew each pant leg to the ones next to it!

once you have half done, try it on and see if you like it. is it the right length? did a pleat get funky on you?

i enjoyed it half done and pranced around the house with it half done over my jeans for quite some time...


keep sewing the last pieces on!

[i tried it on when the third piece was sewn on too.]
it should look like this after the third piece is sewn on:


keep sewing and don't forget to pleat every now and then!

final result:

excuse the "I'm a little teapot pose"...



with the belt i reconstructed:

to do that...
i somehow managed to lose the belt buckle a while ago. found matching [sort of] ribbon and sewed it on.. tie it and voila!

and legwarmers:


i had an old shirt i never wore [it was so huge and i didn't feel like refitting it]
i cut off the sleeves and put them on my legs.
try to cut the top of the sleeves straight, if you like.
then you can add some ruching. i didn't yet, but i probably will later.

**edit**

added ribbon to the leg warmers.
parents say "that's something only a 9 year old could go out of the house in and not get laughed at".
when i was nine i would have thought someone wearing these was ridiculous. now, if i saw a nine year old wearing these, i'd be like "yo, let's be friends because you're way cool"

anyway. i thought it was funny.

i'd love your feedback! [i hope the pictures work! thanks to kossmicgirl for the photo help!]
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2005 03:50:35 PM »

very nice: thanks! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2005 04:11:56 PM »

you are so welcome. thank you!!!

p.s. i'm dissapppppppointed in all of you for not commenting. over 50 reads and ONE comment. tsk tsk.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2005 04:33:57 PM »

omg that is adorable!!! every creation is great!!! not to mention i like it when the poster decides to put crazy pics in, it is more personal then! lol  Grin  great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2005 04:36:05 PM »

That skirt turned out really cute. I'm actually working on one like that myself, but with a pair of pajama pants. I can't believe you had the patience to do it by hand.I just started using a machine less than a month ago, and I will never go back! It is sooo much quicker.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2005 04:43:29 PM »

thanks guys! i also started a PJ pants skirt!!! but i got tired of it because it was too short and uneven. so i'm gonna rip it up and make something else out of it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2005 10:27:24 AM »

really cute!  i really like the legwarmers and the skirt together
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2005 10:29:53 AM »

Sweet legwarmers!  And woo Death Cab!  Smiley  Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2005 10:32:04 AM »

The legwarmers are my favorites, but all your stuff is awesome! I just think the ribbon on the leggies is an adorable touch. Also, your walls are great  and it is perfect how you match them. Nice work, m'dear!
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2005 10:59:35 AM »

Firstly: Thanks for the laughs XD The pics just made the skirt even more fun looking than it already looks! And if I ever saw a nine year old with legwarmers on, I'd squeal and befriend them also  Grin (The legwarmers club! Legwarmer swaps! ... uhm o_O *runs away* ... *steals legwarmers*)
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