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« on: November 17, 2009 02:19:39 AM »

two years ago I bought a skirt which I fell in love with. the colour, the shape, everything. a year ago I accidentally spilled bleach on it. I tried covering it with embroidery but it ust didn't look right so I kept it in the hope that inspiration might strike.

6 months ago I was at a rummage sale and came across 4 metres of gorgeous deep turquoize curduroy. not knowing that the heck i was gonna do with it, but unable to pass up 4 metres of decent fabric for 2 I bought it.

it was only recently when i cut some off to make a new handbag that I realised I could cut up my old skirt, make a pattern, cut it ou of the new corduroy using the old pieces to follow grain lines etc and make myself a new skirt!!!

woohoo. I LOVE this. I HATE having photos taken of myself.





twirly!!!



I want to get a pic of it laid out flat too, but hubby has poeple here and it's what I'm currently wearing so that idea's out for now lol!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009 06:27:23 PM »

I'm looking forward to your updated post - that pattern looks unusual and really effective.  Is it a gored skirt with the top of the gores being rounded?  I love the skirt and even though I don't usually wear skirts much I could straight away imagine myself in one like that.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009 07:13:16 PM »

I am in love with this skirt!!! Awesome job.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009 12:34:05 AM »

That looks beautiful. What a lovely colour. I would definitely wear that to work. The pockets on the back are handy.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 01:43:50 AM »

yes, well, I think they're gores. the mid piece at the back is what I've always thought of as a traditional gore 'cos it's basically triangular, but the tops of the other gored are rounded and I'm not sure if they have a different name?

here it is laid flat...



and here is a black and white, high contrast pic with grainlines shown.




I wanted it to fall just like the skirt it was based on, and so I followed the grainlines from the original pieces. easy, because I was using corduroy and the pattern was made from corduroy lol!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009 08:03:50 AM »

That's really pretty. I think it's awesome that you recreated a favorite (and sadly retired) piece of clothing- I have several things over the years that I wish now I'd made patterns from.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 05:18:03 AM »

That's really pretty. I think it's awesome that you recreated a favorite (and sadly retired) piece of clothing- I have several things over the years that I wish now I'd made patterns from.

I kept the pattern in a nice baggie on my craftroom wall, so i might have a go at another one lol!
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009 02:56:11 AM »

Wow, good work! Twirls just right too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009 09:16:26 PM »

What a fabulous skirt! I love the color and I really love the pattern. I wouldn't say no to a tutorial  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010 05:05:28 AM »

I really like this skirt.  I wear lots of long skirts, and this one looks like it would flatter my particular shape.  Great job!
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