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« on: February 16, 2011 04:21:26 PM »

I 99% finished making this skirt a few weeks ago for my Recycled Fashions class, but I put on the hook and eyes wrong, so it had just been sitting in its own tears and lust since then (my clothes lust to be worn). Today was the day that I resurrected it, safety pinned the back and I headed to the library to study!

Tutorial via http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2009/08/full-gathered-skirt.html: Free
Fabric: $4.99 for 3 yards @ Goodwill
Thread: Free to me (my mom already owned a mega huge spindle of navy)
Zipper: 2.99
Hook and eyes: Free to me (mom already owned them)
Total cost: about $8!






You can read my full post about it on my blog http://bearlyonearth.com/2011/02/16/ootd-heels-and-zippers/


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011 05:17:29 PM »

I bet all eyes were on you in that library, you stylish thing! Great skirt!
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 08:03:52 PM »

very cute
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011 04:24:13 AM »

That is fab! Grin
My inner goth is telling me to make it and put lots of lace on it! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011 11:07:34 AM »

I love it, great job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011 09:55:50 AM »

That is so lovely! I really want one now with the 4m of cotton gingham that lives in my bed room
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011 10:39:00 AM »

Just love this skirt I may have to make one for a show I am doing soon I am Mrs peacock in a clue murder mystery and I want something different from what I normally wear and this could be it. Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011 05:21:40 PM »

I went and read the original tute.

My question to you is:  how did you determine the size of material?
To be exact, how did you do the waist?
1 1/2 or 2 times your waist measurement or something like that?

Do you think it would work if I was to make the waistband out of something stretchy rather than attempt a zipper?
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011 07:35:02 PM »

Ok, that's it. You've inspired me to not only make but wear a high waisted skirt!!! I've always been afraid they wouldn't look good on me, but we are shaped alike and you look fantastic!!!! I can't wait now!!!! ooh, and pockets! I love pockets. ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011 07:43:09 PM »

I went and read the original tute.

My question to you is:  how did you determine the size of material?
To be exact, how did you do the waist?
1 1/2 or 2 times your waist measurement or something like that?

Do you think it would work if I was to make the waistband out of something stretchy rather than attempt a zipper?

There are a few ways you can do gathers. The first is a foot on your machine. If you don't have one, you can sew a straight line across the top of the fabric with the longest stitch your machine will make and then pull one of the threads to gather. I recommend using a heavy duty thread as I have snapped quite a few and had to start over. If you are wanting an elastic waist anyway, you can use a piece of elastic the same measurment as your waist, with 1.5 to 2 times the fabric. Pin the end of the elastic to one end of the top seam, and then pull the elastic out as you sew. When you get done sewing your fabric will be "gathered" along the elastic. Like this http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/9424/at_home_with_emma_easy_elastic_gathering.html
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