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« on: November 15, 2009 10:04:44 PM »

Problem: finding a plaid skirt to fit someone as big as me, and finding it in 2 days.  Solution: sew it myself!

This is not only the first piece of clothing I made from scratch, but I also didn't use a pattern.  It fit really well and I got a lot of compliments.  Although I made the skirt for my halloween punk costume, I am going to wear it again.  In fact, I plan on making more skirts now.  It was really easy!

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009 10:11:00 PM »

love it! and you look good in it! I cannot rock skirts, I look like a damn cupcake!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009 05:39:36 AM »

Awesome! Well done, it looks really good Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009 11:21:33 AM »

Thanks zombie!  Actually I usually look stupid in skirts because they're higher in the back than front (due to the large a$$).  This one I hemmed at the top a little weird so that the skirt would be level all the way around.  It's a little thing that probably nobody but me notices, but it made a huge difference to me.  haha!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009 02:21:24 AM »

I do the odd hemming thing! both me and my daughter have large butts so it's a necessity lol!!

love the skirt.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009 08:19:53 AM »

I have the massive booty issue too, so wacky hems are essential.
I love the skirt- that's an awesome plaid!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010 08:22:23 AM »

Nice job on the skirt. Smiley

All my skirts are too high in the back as well!  Could any of you lovely ladies explain your wacky hemming techniques to me?  I've wondered how to fix that for some time.

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010 03:59:58 AM »

Wow you did a fantastic job and it looks great!

The booty hemming thing can be fixed at the top or the bottom hem. I find that when I hem the bottom of my skirts I will fold under MORE fabric in the FRONT than I do in the back. It makes it hang even all the way around.

or some people will (before the waistband is put on) PULL up the front when fitting the skirt so it hangs even with the back. Then you cit off that excess fabric that is above your waistline in the front. Then go ahead and attach your waistband.  I have had more success with the bottom hem technique than the waistband one.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010 08:13:03 AM »

Thanks for your advice!  I'm going to give that a shot.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010 01:34:12 PM »

That's really cute! Love the plaid and it fits well. Great job
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