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« on: January 22, 2010 11:52:00 PM »

After making a t-shirt quilt AND a full set of curtains to cover two windows, also out of t-shirts, I had an insane number of t-shirt scraps left over and really nothing to do with them. I had been kicking around the idea of making a crazy-quilt style something out of them, but I had no clue what. Tonight it suddenly clicked... skirt.

So I sat down in front of my sewing machine, and a couple hours, three bobbins, and way too many thread ends later...



...this awesome t-skirt was born.



(it doesn't hang that unevenly in the back, this is just a terrible picture)



And it's very hard to take a picture of yourself modeling a skirt! Anyhow, I love it dearly, and it actually turned out pretty well, despite my being an extreme novice sewer. I am proud of the things I did right though, and I even managed to put elastic in the waistband Smiley But I'm not making another one, at least not for a long time Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010 03:33:09 AM »

i also tried sewing t-shirts as a novice sewer.  it's one of the main things they tell you not to do, but i'm glad i did it because more than half the things i wanted to sew stuff out of were knits, so i think we might as well learn early.

that skirt is very crazy; i like it!  if it were twice as long (and probably twice as wide), i'd wear it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010 06:49:41 AM »

I'm loving this skirt! Good job using up all your scraps, too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010 09:37:38 AM »

So cool! I'd wear this everywhere.  Tongue Now I just need some shirts that I can tear up.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010 12:24:07 PM »

i also tried sewing t-shirts as a novice sewer.  it's one of the main things they tell you not to do, but i'm glad i did it because more than half the things i wanted to sew stuff out of were knits, so i think we might as well learn early.

very true! I bought my sewing machine because I was making my t-shirt quilt and got sick of sewing by hand, so I never had any intention of NOT starting on knits. I sewed a couple scraps in straight lines, learned some stuff by trial and error, and went to town. but then I've always been of the 'just do it and figure out how to fix it later' school of crafting Smiley

I'm loving this skirt! Good job using up all your scraps, too.

thanks! now if only it really had used up ALL my scraps... lol Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010 01:19:20 PM »

the 'just do it and figure out how to fix it later' school of crafting Smiley

yeah, sounds about right!

oh by the way, the length/width part of my earlier comment was based on my body, your skirt that you made is a good size/length for you.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010 05:50:46 PM »

This is super cute! I love it! I have a bag of the leftovers from cutting my shirts for a t-shirt quilt and now I have an idea of what to do with them. I'm thinking mini skirts to wear over leggings!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010 02:01:35 AM »

Neato, this skirt is very De Stijl!
http://www.arthistoryguide.com/De_Stijl.aspx
I'm inspired to make this in a form-fitting version.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010 11:56:49 AM »

Love it!  Fantastic idea Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010 12:26:23 PM »

Wow, this is something I'd wear. I love colorful stuff. I'd wear it shorter because I'm tiny (4 feet, 6 inches tall, no joke).
This is very cute and I think you did a great job on it!
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