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Topic: Tribal Bellydance Skirt Reconstruction #2 WIP  (Read 5833 times)
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« on: March 30, 2010 02:22:43 PM »

After my first attempt at reconstructing ordinary skirts into dance skirts for tribal, I started making one for my mom.  It's a bright one!  Sorta rodeo-clownish. 

I started with a flannel patchwork skirt and spliced in some tablecloth to increase the circumference.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It is indeed an tablecloth I happened upon in my fabric stash.  Smiley

It's still not 100% finished.  I need to add a ruffle to the bottom edge.  I had also planned to make a hip scarf out of the leftover triangular remnant piece.  For more pics and construction info, see my blog at:


Thanks for looking!  Comments are welcome and appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010 02:30:28 PM »

*squee* I love it! You should make me one XD

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010 02:56:01 PM »

Wow! I sneaked a peek at your first "attempt" and LOVE them both! Makes me miss my before kids body Sad even more because you look great in them Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010 04:19:10 PM »

I like it a lot!  Love the color combo.


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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010 04:58:23 PM »

Haha, Daughter_of_Apollo!  Why not try one yourself?  It's pretty easy.  Seam ripping is the worst part.  You could just make vertical cuts on any broomstick or full length skirt.  Then, it's a matter of cutting wedge shapes to add in.  I also had to add a drawstring (which is poking holes in the fabric in front of the elastic and fishing a shoelace through it) to the existing waistband to allow it to hold the extra weight.

ElizabethsMom, I say "attempt" mostly because I really don't know what I'm doing until it's done.  Just kinda wing it with what I have around.  Plus, they ended up less than 10 yards at the hem.  The first is about 8 yds.  This one is is 9.5 yds., but should be over 10 yds. once the ruffle is added.  I found some black flannel at a thrift store that I'm thinking of using.

Ludi, I agree.  At first, I was hesitant on using such a dominant gold color with all the plaid.  But, I'm now liking the colors and the way it hangs together.

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010 05:00:49 PM »

what a great job you did.
I love the blend of colors.


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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010 08:15:40 PM »

What a beautiful skirt! It suits you very well and I think that it's really cute that your mommy likes these kinds of skirts too.
Nicely done and what a pretty blog you have too!
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010 09:21:31 PM »

Thanks, Tanza and BonEsInspired!

I think the little girl in all of us can't help but enjoy spinning and swishing around in skirts like these.  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010 04:51:35 PM »

I love the colors, very rustic. Tribal bellydance skirts are perfect for those kinds of fabrics. Wish I had the skills to wear those

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010 10:03:10 AM »

Thank you, PixieSkull.  I hope skills aren't required to wear these skirts.  Wink  We just dance for fun and fitness.  I'm aiming to keep improving my sewing and dance and other skills for the rest of my life.


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