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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):


And the last side:


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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