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professionalpineapple
« on: October 02, 2009 10:43:23 PM »

Cute buttons, yes? :3


Backstory:
On her trip to Japan, my friend brought back a yukata for me. It was great, but the uses for a robe like that were fairly limited, and it got used as a bathrobe more than anything.

Smashing, yes?



A while ago, I decided that this fabric would no longer suffer as a bathrobe, and that I would make it into a skirt eventually. I found the BurdaStyle Kasia pattern, and things kind of went on their own from there. I've had this fabulous paisley silky-lining-business since I started sewing, but I never found a good use for it until now.
The skirt has a kangaroo pocket in the front (it's not supposed to, but I didn't want to sew on more buttons), a full lining, and a zipper behind the pocket so I can get in and out.

Just a disclaimer: The fabric is nowhere near this wrinkly in real life. I think the stripes are just making it look super super wrinkled.

With the buttons closed


The pocket and zipper (this is a super way to make skirts! It's comfy and it gives you a big roomy pocket for your hands! Cheesy)


And on me! I fail at standing up straight.


I'm super happy with this skirt, and I'll probably make more from this pattern. It's easy, but it looks complicated, and everyone gives you "Ooooh. Fancy." comments when you wear it out. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009 11:04:30 PM »

Very cute! I love it. It really looks much more flattering as a skirt.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009 11:29:09 PM »

Very cute! I love it. It really looks much more flattering as a skirt.

Thanks!
Are bathrobes flattering on anyone? They don't seem like they're designed to fit well on anybody, and they're always too big. xD

I love your username and quote! That's great! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009 11:35:11 PM »

Awesome!  I love it reincarnated as a skirt, you did a fabulous job.
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jaime_n
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009 07:55:22 AM »

You've placed the piping perfectly!  (Say that 10X.)

Great Job!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009 09:00:14 AM »

I really love it, well done!
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Boo_its_Brittany
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009 10:17:39 AM »

Thats awesome!
The pocket idea is very clever
Cheesy!
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009 01:17:24 PM »

Thanks everyone! Cheesy

The piping was surprisingly easy.  I'd never worked with it before, but it was pretty easy to add in! I'm def. going to use it more often in my projects. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009 10:43:59 AM »

I just cut the pieces for this pattern and am doing a toile today - I was looking for some helpful info on construction - yours looks great!
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2009 07:08:05 PM »

that skirt is adorable !
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