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« on: July 01, 2010 06:27:06 PM »

I LOVE recycling fabric!

I'm a superintendent at my county fair and I recon shirts to go with the fair's theme of the year. What does this have to do with sheets, you ask? Well, I wasn't going to do this challenge as I am a brand newbie but I was at the thrift store searching for pirate/gem/$ related t-shirts for the fair when I spotted this awesome tie-dye pattern twin flat sheet!



I learned how to make circle skirts on whatthecraft.com years ago. That got me to thinking: What if I made a circle skirt out of 4 circles with off-centers?

It took some figuring and measuring (okay, make that a lot), but, nervously, I cut the sheet into 4 equal circles with off-center holes.

I sewed them to the waistband (some white knit fabric that, I think, was a t-shirt), didn't like it, did some thinking, seam-ripping, and cutting, and re-sewed it. I finished the edges, covered them with quilt binding, and got this:



When I went seam-ripping, I had taken the bottom circle that hadn't showed beneath the other 3 and re-attached it to the waistband higher up, stretching the waistband as I went to that it poofed a bit.



I'm really glad I made this as, like I said, I'm a newbie and it gave me a chance to polish and learn some skills.



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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 06:32:13 PM »

it's WONDERFUL! so crisp and colorful.  you did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 06:51:13 PM »

That looks great! I love the white hem and waist band.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 07:09:27 PM »

I love it!  I'm going to have to try that myself.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 07:27:40 PM »

Pretty!  I love tie dye skirts and circle skirts!  (I wish I could sew!)
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 08:26:34 PM »

Oh very cute!!!  Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 08:33:19 PM »

omg i want one! i'll have to tie dye my own fabric i'm sure but that is amazing!!
*FYI i am a tie dye freak i love all things tie dye but this is really amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010 09:51:09 PM »

This is a great looking skirt! The white binding is such a great touch. I think blupaisan said it best..."crisp and colorful".

Very very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010 10:11:20 PM »

I don't usually like tie-dye but this is a very cute example!  The pattern reminds me of doppler radar images.  I particularly like the offset tiers. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010 12:30:35 AM »

Wow. That bed sheet was quite a find. I love the look of your skirt. The binding really gives it a classy edge to offset the explosion of color. Great job. Wink
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