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« on: March 10, 2011 09:14:24 PM »

Inspired by other craftster members, I decided to make something for myself for once!   I think this will be my St. Patty's day skirt.





Action shots were taken by my 3yr old... (thats his own foot on the 3rd pic!)

All of the fabric was from my scrap bin, which is why I combined the blue/purple row (I dont have a lot of purple scraps).  A lot of the squares are leftovers from clothes or other things I've made my son.  I serged and then topstiched every square!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011 09:41:38 PM »

Awesome!  What a talented little one you have!  Way to help mom!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011 09:59:29 PM »

Wow! Kudos on this skirt!!  Wink I love it, you did a fantastic job. I'm jealous...wish I could sew. Sad
And kudos to your little one too!! I'm impressed that they took such good photos!!

   
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011 12:46:49 AM »

thats amazing Cheesy  Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011 12:47:48 AM »

Love it!  I keep thinking about making myself one and I notice that yours is shorter and that's what I'd make for myself.  Off to find the instructions now.  It'll keep me busy for a while!
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011 06:42:05 AM »

I feel some skirt envy coming on - your skirt has got me wishing I hadn't made a stash buster quilt a couple of months ago...So colorful - very beautiful!  It must be a fun one to twirl around in or swish back and forth.  Smiley
I take it you made your own pattern as well? 
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011 08:07:07 AM »

I feel some skirt envy coming on - your skirt has got me wishing I hadn't made a stash buster quilt a couple of months ago...So colorful - very beautiful!  It must be a fun one to twirl around in or swish back and forth.  Smiley
I take it you made your own pattern as well? 


I used 5" squares, and the first row I just sewed enough of them together until it was a couple squares bigger than my waist size.  The next rows are 1.5 x the number of squares in the row before.  I serged all the squares together into a giant loop and topstiched it all, then scrunched/sewed each row together, serged each row, and then topstiched.   The waist I cut a strip around 4" wide and a bit bigger than my hips sewed it into a loop and folded it wrong sides together.  Then I sewed elastic in a loop and put it inside the strip, then sewed that to the top (red) tier of the skirt.  

It took forever, but wasnt hard to do.  
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011 02:20:51 PM »

My sister keeps asking me to make her one of these, but I keep "accidentally" forgetting about it...until I come across someone's new post.  Great use of scrap stash...love all the colorful colors!  I like the length you chose, maybe this would suit said sister better than the ankle length one (fingers crossed).
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