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Topic: The "wedding cake" skirt! - a tiered broomstick skirt  (Read 4380 times)
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« on: August 03, 2010 06:01:01 PM »

Hey all,

here is my fabulous new skirt/dress!  I mostly wear it as a skirt, but on photo day, it was rather hot out and I was feeling more dressy.  It is made out of crinkly, super light cotton.   I used this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323055.0 as my direction for general proportions to cut out.  I was also (as usual) inspired by many of my husband's suggestions and it is he who has christened it the "wedding cake" skirt (if you have seen the post I did for our wedding, you'll understand why!)...

The top band is smocked. I tried to size it so it would work as the top of a dress but still be reasonably flattering as the waistband of a skirt.

It is very full, floaty, cool and bright. 

Anyway, here it is!


Seated, as a skirt, sorry, the only *skirt* photo of the bunch...


As a dress!


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Twirly!  You get an idea of the fullness.  This was about 6 metres of fabric total, which very minimal left over.  Sorry for the sun spot!


The cake!  For reference... See if you can find the evil-faced strawberry Smiley

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010 06:37:30 PM »

I LOVE this skirt/dress!  The colors are fabulous and your wedding cake was awesome as well!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 05:57:34 AM »

Thanks!! It has been very useful for me this summer  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010 04:24:46 PM »

WOW that is super cute! So sassy and sweet! I love it!
Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010 04:42:34 PM »

It looks beautiful. I love the colours.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010 06:44:34 AM »

Thanks so much  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010 08:50:10 AM »

This is gorgeous  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010 01:25:17 PM »

I love it! I want it! lol great work!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010 05:09:38 PM »

Thanks ladies!  Grin

It served me veerrryy well over the summer!
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010 10:39:41 AM »

Great job and great colors. (Also on the cake!) Looks super comfortable too.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010 04:57:03 PM »

I would never have thought that those colors would go together so well! Nice job.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011 04:49:44 PM »

So fun and happy looking! I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011 07:20:20 AM »

This is ABSOULETLY fabulous! I love your usage of color, I am going to make myself one this week... and try to copy your exact colors!! The material looks like the cotton crinkle gauze that they sell at JoAnn's ,  is it gauze ? 
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011 08:11:21 AM »

That is so cute! What happy colors, and it looks so cool and comfy.
Are you wearing something underneath it as a dress, or does it have straps? If it does, what do you do with the straps when you wear it as a skirt? I have a couple of these sort of skirts/dresses, and I would like them more if they had some sort of strap, since I really hate strapless bras and doing without is uncomfortable for me.
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How very colorful! I love sundresses.
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