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Topic: Skirts, skirts, skirts! Indian inspired + others  (Read 9850 times)
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mystico_tala
« on: March 13, 2009 08:33:44 PM »

Hey!  Haven't posted my projects on Craftster in AGES.  Finished a couple skirts since my last post on skirts (other Indian inspired ones), most were finished MONTHS ago.  But since I'm a slacker, they unfortunately all get piled together in one post...


A teal Indian inspired skirt.  Probably my favourite.  I took the border print from the side not on the bottom (obviously) and used it for the waistband.  A couple darts on the sides and the one in the front above the pleats, both to have it curve around me (since I was dealing with a straight piece of fabric) and because I wanted the front to mimic a sari.  I like the way it turned out Smiley


(Sorry for the stomach baring pic!  Only ones I had!)
Another Indian inspired one, well, at least the fabric.  I had very little fabric to work with so I made my own pattern.  After a few incarnations, this is what was produced.  It is a straight skirt, unlike any of my others.  But hey, it is at least interesting, right?  The orange fabric underneath is attached to a lining (the orange fabric doesn't go all the way up, didn't have enough) and the top is, well, just on top of it, at an angle, and free on the point where the skirt is slit so I can walk.  The darts in the back had the interesting effect of giving the skirt a little mini bustle effect.  It ended up draping mostly the way I wanted, so it'll be a success if I ever bring myself to wear it out Tongue
A few more pics to give you a better idea of the design
 


       

Red tiered skirt out of peachskin fabric (fantastic stuff!)  The plaid skirt is a wrap around from this POA skirt tut.  Next is just a basic 6 paneled skirt. And last is a tulip skirt from one a Burda magazine, closeup to show the folding detail.  I had trouble with this one, getting it to lay right and not bubble out on me.  Could be because I never liked tulip skirts, I don't really know what possessed me to make it, but I like the way it turned out!

That's it for now!~


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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009 09:27:22 PM »

wow you have been busy, even to do all this "in a few months" is fabulous! i love the unusual shapes on the orange skirt, and the tulip skirt is very pretty though my tummy would never pull it off!
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009 11:14:48 PM »

the first two indian inspired skirts are SO CUTE!  i really really like them, kudos!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009 08:25:01 AM »

I love the indian-inspired skirts, especially the orange one.  You should make some cholis (midriff tops) to wear with them!


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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009 09:42:01 AM »

Ha, I knew immediately that the red one is from a burda magazine. Have been thinking about making it myself. Wink

I love the paneled skirt! Did you have a pattern or just made it yourself? I made skirts with six panels before, but always longer, down to the ankles. I like this length a lot better, and the flowyness is so nice!
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009 01:05:19 PM »

Ooh! I have the perfect material to make one of the six paneled ones. You've inspired me:-)
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009 03:59:23 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I don't think I could pull of mid driff tops with those Indian skirts, but its really one of the few things that you can wear with them.  It's hard to find shirts that look good!  And hey, I'm moving near a beach, maybe I could pull it off Smiley

The 6 panelled skirt was Simplicity 5914.  I'd probably recommend looking at the other pattern companies for a different pattern though.  This one sits up really high on the waist, which I ended up changing, and uses the same pattern pieces for the front and back of the skirt which, I don't know about the rest of you, but my back end is a lot bigger than the front of me.  The panels on the front have to be flattened out to more straight lines towards the top or it would look a little awkward.  Just, fyi Smiley  You could definitely get a lot of wear out of this kind of skirt though!  Very good to have in the wardrobe.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009 05:26:34 PM »

Wow! Those are all so gorgeeeeeooouuussss!  Kiss

I love the long ones especially, but long skirts and me don't get a long, teehee. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009 06:20:29 PM »

lol @ the panels being the same in the back and in the front. there would be ONE advantage of having quite a belly, finally! Wink
I guess you could always use one of those chalk skirt markers to make it even before hemming anyway Wink glad I got one on ebay so cheap Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009 03:50:17 AM »

I LUUURRRVE the orange one, how original! I would love one like that for bellydancing in! (and hey, i think I have similar fabric... hmm.... *feels inspired*)

And that biscuit coloured one is awesome - such a cute cut! Smiley
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