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Topic: Ruffley fluffy puff! (ie. two skirts + blouse)  (Read 1504 times)
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« on: August 09, 2010 03:02:24 PM »

Here for your viewing and vicarious twirling pleasure are two ruffle skirts (Butterick 4743). The first is brown Indian cotton gauze. I made it two years ago, but, in the sewing process, did not account for the crinkle in the gauze... it slowly unfolded, rendering the skirt unwearable, no matter how much I tried to puff out my belly (and really, I think that's a look most of us try to avoid). The only solution was to remove the waistband and deepen the darts. I hate taking things apart. So this skirt sat in my to-do basket (aka Sewing Purgatory) for two years. Last week, I finally pulled it out because I needed something to wear and, astonishingly, it really didn't take long at all to deconstruct and make the necessary adjustments, even with me sewing the waistband on the outside (yes, I had to take it off twice. That was probably my penance for making it wait so long).

The puff-sleeved blouse was the brown skirt's purgatory companion because... the buttons didn't line up with the buttonholes. Yeah, I know. A five minute job to snip them off and position them correctly and I put it off for two years. If there were an official Procrastination Society, I'm sure I'd win an award, but they'd never get around to giving it to me... Anyways, this was a McCall's pattern. Don't remember the number. I liked it, though, because of the princess seams and topstitching. Made for an interesting look, I thought.

I like your sleeves; they're real puffy.

Second skirt I banged out last week. A couple months ago I was sorely tempted by white eyelet skirts I saw at the mall. Then I came to my senses and remembered that I had this pattern and saved myself $20 by making it myself. I lined each pattern piece except the waistband with plain white cotton to give it some more oomph and remove the peek-a-boo factor.

Obligatory twirl.

And, in case anyone wondered, yes, I do wear colors besides brown and white. Thanks for looking! Cheesy
« Last Edit: August 09, 2010 03:04:56 PM by grenouille78 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010 05:21:44 PM »

Lovely skirts! I also have scads of projects waiting for repairs, recons, and adjustments. You will be the lesson to the world: procrastinators do achieve greatness... eventually.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010 05:31:48 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010 06:36:01 PM »

Puffy sleeves! That blouse is my favorite, and it looks great on you.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010 12:17:06 PM »

You will be the lesson to the world: procrastinators do achieve greatness... eventually.

haha I like that!

Thanks all.

« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010 12:32:46 PM »

Both gorgeous and so versatile....Love the puffy factor!

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010 01:35:33 PM »

I love skirts like that! but can never make myself sit down and gather the different parts.

It's starting to get cold here, finally!!!

« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010 02:52:11 PM »

I love skirts like that! but can never make myself sit down and gather the different parts.

That's why I only make the one with two ruffles.  Cheesy

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