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« on: June 04, 2005 06:17:58 PM »

I didn't have much to work with, just some things from around the house(somebody stole money outs my wallet so I couldn't buy material Cry). I used an old pillowcase and dacided to turn it into a skirt.

Here is the pillowcase I used:


First I ripped the thread out of the closed end.  It was too big, so I measured and elastic that fit around my waist without stretching it and added on 1 or 2 inches to sew the ends together.  Then I put marks on the inside of the pillow case about 2 inches from the ripped edge. Then I folded the end over so it met with the marks and sewed along it.  I left about 2 inches open so I could put the elastic through.  I stuck a safety pin the one end of the elastic and pulled it through the hole till it came out the other side.  I sewed the to ends of the elastic together, then closed up to hole in the pillowcase.





It was still really lose, so I did some extra stitches on bothe sides pulling it tighter.






Et voila!  Me uber sexy skirt. Smiley




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It's still a tiny bit loose, but if I wear pink underwear then I don't care Tongue




I still have another matching pillowcase that I might turn into a tank top or sumthing to go with it.  I also have plain blue pillowcases that I might do the same with.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2005 06:38:32 PM »

That skirt is really cute, and now I feel like a complete moron for never realizing just how simple it would be to turn a pillowcase into a skirt!!  It just never occured to me, which means I probably spend way too much time making bags.

Wow.. there's so many possibilities!  You can keep it long, cute it short, add lace or ribbons, buttons or bows.. NEATO!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2005 06:59:43 PM »

the first discovery of a pillowcase skirt -- it's a miraculous thing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005 10:54:37 PM »

That is so cute Smiley that's a good idea! I wish I had nifty pillow cases at home
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005 11:32:24 PM »

That's a great idea!  You know, i just recently thought "A pillow case would make a great circle tote if you could make it thicker.. it's already round."  How did I miss the skirt part? Great job again!
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008 04:58:04 AM »

what a neat idea! Gotta try it out!
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