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« on: August 11, 2009 04:39:35 PM »

Hooray for thrift stores and 99 cent racks!  I found this nightgown on Saturday and right away wanted a skirt out of it.  It was pretty ugly as far as the style went, but I loved the fabric.  So..cut, add elastic, move buttons, and voila!  Cute skirt in my favourite skirt length.  And..it has pockets!  Added bonus!

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Close up of the fabric (since I just realized that the other photos don't show it very well):

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 04:46:14 PM »

That is so cute!  I love it!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 05:27:01 PM »

Thanks!  I'm learning to look past the original design to what I could make from it.  Especially when it's so cheap!  I added another photo - I noticed that the first two weren't showing the fabric up close at all and it's so cute with all its little flowers. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 06:01:28 PM »

Really cute!  Did you just fold over to create the waist band and insert elastic?
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 11:55:20 PM »

Really cute!  Did you just fold over to create the waist band and insert elastic?

Not quite...I stretched the elastic, cut it about an inch longer than I needed it, pinned it to the waist, then sewed it to the waist, stretching it as I went, then I folded over twice and sewed again.  I found a video tutorial on YouTube and sort of followed it.  I've never sewn a waistband like this, but I will totally do it again because it worked great and it looks really nice, too.
BTW - here's the link to the tute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZIwbj72V0
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 01:56:16 PM »

Great job....it really pays to be a bargin hunter Smiley
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