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« on: January 11, 2011 07:20:32 PM »

I made this for a friend's birthday, and I love how it turned out.  She has done so much for my family the past year that I really wanted to give her something to express my appreciation.  She is a fellow hand made crusader, and has always been a great source of inspiration for me, so I really hope she loves it.  Now the tough part is waiting until her birthday to give it to her!

I started with a bunch of 5x5 squares.  All except the green pieces are fabrics I've dyed.



I sewed them together for the patchwork:



Added a second layer (a jersey knit sheet from the thrift store - score!) and cut to size:



This was the first time I tried stretching the fabric with the zig zag stitch to get the "scalloped" (is that the right term?) effect on the bottom.  I really love it.

Then I added some ties and put in a button hole for wrapping.  Sorry the final pics are not the best.  This skirt really needs some frolicking in the grass action shots, but that's not an option here in January!

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"Wrap" side:


Crummy mirror shot (back):


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Ok, now I have to take it off, haha.  And make myself one!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011 07:44:26 PM »

woah!
This is awesome!
I adore everything about it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011 07:45:08 PM »

This is so cool, I'm making one. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011 02:41:12 AM »

gorgeous. I love how it looks Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011 03:07:55 AM »

That is really cute!  I love the combination of the jersey fabric and the patchwork.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011 05:33:02 AM »

This is awesome!  How long was your original rectangle before you cut it out?  I want to make one for myself now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011 06:03:33 AM »

That's gorgeous, I love the shape, and layering! She's going to love it!
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011 06:10:39 AM »

awesome!  great job and the colors are fab!
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011 08:01:54 AM »

Thanks for all the positive feedback, guys!

The patchwork rectangle measured about 56'' by 30'' before I cut it.  I started out with 48'' by 25'' but my friend is a bit bigger than me, so I added a few more rows to make sure it would fit.  The second layer was just eyeballed around the patchwork piece.  Final demensions are 56'' x 28'' for patchwork piece and 64'' x 31'' for green piece.  This is actuallly a little big for me, but will hopefully fit her perfect.  I used a piece of string on a safety pin and some chalk to mark out a radius for the half circles.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2011 08:54:57 AM »

Oh that is lovely! I love the colors that you chose for this skirt.  And it looks so comfy!
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011 09:44:24 AM »

It would be great if entirely make of jersey knit too, then it would stretch over the hip curve easily. I always have that problem with wrap arounds and can never get the darts placed correctly. Stretchy skirt = no need for shaping, yay! I'm going to do it...
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2011 04:11:07 PM »

Thanks for making this and inspiring me to make one as well! This is the perfect type of skirt for the beach!
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2011 04:49:08 PM »

Yay!  I hope you guys do make one.  It is super easy, and comfy.  All jersey knit is a great idea, it is a little odd around the waist, although I thought that was just because it was big on me, but maybe not.  It would have an added comfort value, also!
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011 06:15:49 PM »

Most wrap skirts are like that, not to worry Smiley. You just have to wear them lower on the hips which is sexy anyhow so no loss Cheesy.

After 2 babies and nearing my 40's I'm not so hot about showing off that area of my bod any more so that's why I'm even thinking about how to make one I can get to fit my hip curve. Jersey is perfect, I'll recycle some old tshirts and make one up.
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011 10:42:05 AM »

That's really great.  I hope your friend loves it.
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011 10:42:02 PM »

it is very cute.I 'd like to make one, but I am not that good. Well done.
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011 06:24:01 AM »

Most wrap skirts are like that, not to worry Smiley. You just have to wear them lower on the hips which is sexy anyhow so no loss Cheesy.

After 2 babies and nearing my 40's I'm not so hot about showing off that area of my bod any more so that's why I'm even thinking about how to make one I can get to fit my hip curve. Jersey is perfect, I'll recycle some old tshirts and make one up.

LOL!  I hope we get to see it!  Recycled Tees would be perfect!

And thanks for the continued comments, guys!  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011 09:19:30 AM »

Nice and creative! Beautiful present.
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2011 12:40:16 PM »

Ahhh I totally love this - it reminds me of something but I haven't a clue what :/ Either way - it's fab!
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