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Topic: Anda dress and simple skirt tute.  (Read 9639 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011 01:27:36 PM »

I've convinced my college to let me make up a course on recycled fashions (using thrifted fabric to make clothing, or reconstructing old clothing)!

Can't wait to see what you'll make!   Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2011 07:00:41 PM »

Firstly, that dress is amaaaazing!
I'm about the same size/shape as you, and i tend to shy away from loud patterns, but after seeing how fabulous you look, I'm gonna try some new stuff! Cheesy

Secondly, thanks for the tute! :}
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2011 07:36:19 PM »

Utterly fabulous!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2011 09:54:53 AM »

The dress came out great! I love the pairing of the black & white graphic print with the yellow accessories!
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011 10:27:28 AM »

This has me itching to get my tax check so I can buy my first sewing machine.  Is it sad I'm 31 and haven't ever owned one?   Shocked
Thanks so much for the guidance!!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011 02:08:08 PM »

Once again, an excellent job! I have a couple questions, though. How do you measure the width of your rectangle? Do you just measure the widest part of you? How much ease do you add? Do you taper the waist in at all? It seems like when I've done elastic skirts like this in the past, I have a problem with the fabric poofing out from the elastic, rather than laying smoothly across the hips like yours, and we're about the same size/shape. Is this the same way you've made all the other skirts you've posted? They all look so great on you!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011 02:46:12 PM »

Thanks everyone for the nice feedback!
@Phantome: I actually just use the width the fabric comes in, I dont trim it. So usually fabric is 44 inches, and since my widest measurement at my hips is about 60 inches, I know its wide enough with 88 inches minus the seam allowance. This is the same method I've used for all the other skirts I've made. And the fabric does poof out a little from the elastic, but I actually want it that way so the skirt is full and doesnt feel snug. Does that help?
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011 06:42:28 PM »

It does, thank you so much! I'm going to try this method, and I hope mine look as good as yours. Smiley I really just want an easy skirt method, and it seems like every pattern/diy method is just so overwrought and unnecessarily complicated. Yours seems so easy, thanks again!
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011 12:07:18 PM »

so freaking cute..great job and it looks beautiful on you! dig it!
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2011 07:49:59 AM »

Dress looks great.  I've had a look at the pattern now too so thanks for enabling me!   Cheesy
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