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« on: April 16, 2005 11:51:01 AM »

Spring is FINALLY here, after a few false starts and a crapload of snow.  Of course I had to celebrate:



My friend and I found this store that accepts old fabric ends from people and sells them for $2 a metre, with the proceeds going to charity.  They had lots of awesome vintage prints.  Interestingly enough, right after I bought this we went to Old Navy and found some clutch purses that were made of almost exactly the same print.  It was weird. I guess I'm 15 minutes ahead of the trends.  Wink

Oh, and I should mention, I made it using this tutorial.  But a word of warning! When I cut out the circle, it looked smaller than my hips but turned out to be like a poncho.  It was at least eight inches too wide so I had to use pleats.  Be really careful when you're measuring and stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2005 12:10:26 PM »

o that is so cute! great job! its definately a spring skirt AWESOME
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2005 12:32:36 PM »

That's adorable! I love the fabric and the pleats make it so flippy and fun Smiley Great job! And isn't it great to know you're ahead of the trends Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2005 01:22:54 PM »

thanks for the comments! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2005 02:12:55 PM »

If you have any side seams in the skirt, you can take the fabric in at the seam...and then you don't have to gather or pleat. 
Cute skirt by the way. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2005 06:44:02 PM »

If you have any side seams in the skirt, you can take the fabric in at the seam...and then you don't have to gather or pleat.

That totally would have worked ... but the brilliance of the tutorial I used is such that there are no seams.  I think it makes the skirt a lot more 'flouncy' and it moves much better than it would with seams weighing it down.  But thanks for the advice  Cheesy And yeah, the pleats were kind of a pain.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005 11:31:39 AM »

it's great!! i love it!!

can you post a tutorial?!?
I'll love try doing one!! Wink
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Luxe//Beth
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005 05:11:09 PM »

Very cute skirt! I love the print.
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