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Topic: Elastic waistband skirt...NOW WITH TUTE!  (Read 8887 times)
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« on: April 08, 2009 12:13:56 PM »

I have been trying to hone my sewing skills and learn to finish the inside of my garments. While at Joann's a few weeks ago I discovered a couple adorable 30"-34" remnants on sale really cheap. Not knowing what I would do with them, I snatched them up anyway because they were adorable.
Luckily, I had enough of each to make skirts. Here is the first:

The waistband is elastic, and the skirt is about knee length.
Sorry about the giant pic. I can't get it any smaller =(

Comments/criticism always appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009 12:36:28 PM »

Yeah for polkadots!  Wink Great work!

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009 06:05:04 PM »

Did you use a pattern?  There are lots of great tutorials on this site.  Keep up the great work!

« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009 07:46:37 PM »

No pattern; just winged it. I put together a simple tute below.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010 05:47:28 AM »

cute!  will definitely try..  when i get a sewing machine.  a bit too much for my hand-stitching!  LOL  just another reason to get a sewing machine sooner rather than later! 


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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010 02:44:51 AM »

Elastic waistbands are your friends - I've recently discovered the joys of elastic and casings myself. Smiley The print is to die for...and the skirt is mega cute. Smiley -x-

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010 06:56:11 PM »

Woah. I made a knee-length, elastic-waistband skirt out of that same fabric a couple years ago.
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010 08:32:41 AM »

Nice job! I actually make elastic waist skirts for my Halloween costume pretty much every year and people always ask where I bought it. They haven't found out yet how awesomely easy it can be to make your own elastic waist skirts! ^_^
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