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« on: February 10, 2010 07:51:37 PM »

I tend to shy away from patterns.  However, you generally need the basic shape to sew things, so I do have patterns.  I take the patterns and modify them for what I want to sew.

This skirt is sorta inspired by the steampunky-gothy-culture and just something fun.  The patchwork denim is pretty stretchy and the black has no stretch.  I used a pattern I had for a knit skirt, with some modifications.  I was going to add a zipper to the back, but the denim had enough stretch that I didn't need it.  I can just pull it up.  I added a kick pleat to the back for ease of walking.  The front is decorated with the fringe selvage and the ends of some purse handles I got on clearance.  I'm not quite sure where I'm going to wear it.  It might be a bit much for casual Fridays at work.   Wink 

This shirt is from a wrap top pattern, where I modified it quite a bit.  I like how it turned out.  It is a really light black knit, so a fun little "jacket" over a short sleeved shirt.  Here I am actually wearing it over a cross front long sleeved top...it is still winter.  I need to figure out a good pin to keep the front closed when I want to wear it that way.

The inspiration for this came from an $80 sweater knit shirt I saw while walking through a department store.  I figured I could make it myself.

Thanks for looking!  Grin
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010 08:14:48 PM »

I love them!
really original and different. I think that is what makes something special!

and so true about making things yourself that are very overpriced in stores! you would have never known!


« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010 08:16:29 PM »

I <3 that skirt

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 08:33:58 PM »

Thanks both!

I love them!
original and different. I think that is what makes something special!

and so true about making things yourself that are very overpriced in stores! you would have never known!


You know I have a hard time buying some clothes now, because I look at it and know I have fabric at home and I can make that!  Sweaters, yeah, I have to buy, but knit stuff and the like I can totally make myself.  Sometimes it is great to be so self sufficient, but other times, I just want to buy it and save time LOL!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 09:17:53 PM »

I'm having serious coveting issues with that skirt right now! so gorgeous

Sometimes it is great to be so self sufficient, but other times, I just want to buy it and save time LOL!

ack, that's EXACTLY how i feel. When i go shopping now, it's like "this is just a piece of cloth. i don't know why it's $30" or i can't find something that actually looks interesting enough to wear (although i feel i would if i went to super expensive boutiques. but then my wallet would be sad)

and then i spend hours making this one hoodie - while the result is sweet, i usually grumble to myself during the process Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010 11:12:05 PM »

I love it! Very tidy and creative!

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010 12:59:58 PM »

I like both of these very much.  The skirt is especially different - and the blouse is quite lovely.


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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010 06:04:50 PM »

I love that skirt!!!  I work in an office and i would definitely wear that to work. you could pair it with a nice subdued sweater to balance it out,(maybe gray or black ) and finish it off with some boots.

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