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« on: June 20, 2005 03:55:38 PM »

So. Years ago in my grandma's sewing room, I found this old fabric, which she said she dyed at a fabric dyeing class. It's probably over 20 years old. In any case, this is my first big sewing project. I tried to follow the circle skirt tutorial but it ended up being too short, so I added some kind of drawstring waistband. I love drawstrings - they always fit.  Smiley

me wearing it (don't worry, I'm wearing a shirt, I just didn't want to cover up the waistband):
http://toastsnatcher.com/stuff/skirt1.jpg

close-up of the fabric and the decorative touch, aka the accident that turned out OK:
http://toastsnatcher.com/stuff/skirt2.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2005 05:49:16 PM »

How beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2005 05:54:24 PM »

Wow. Thats cool!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005 05:56:21 PM »

that's awesome! gotta love those accidents right Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005 06:33:01 PM »

You're grandma is soooooo groovy!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005 07:38:25 PM »

That's a really nice style of waistband. I always imagine drawstrings old-sweatpant style, with big unflattering gathers etc etc etc. inspiring! Very impressive. Lovely fabric. Not at all tacky, which is also how I always imagine home-dyed clothes. Props to you! I'm really impressed that it's such a great fabulous skirt... ( and now I'm rethinking some of my misconceptions) whheee
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005 09:02:53 PM »

You're grandma is soooooo groovy!!

I know.  Wink Honestly, grandmas have the best stuff hidden away in their houses. Gives us all more incentive to visit El Old People, right?

Thanks all for the comments! I'm totally wearing my skirt tomorrow.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005 09:13:00 PM »

EXACTLY... The old people are so cute. I work at a bank, and this cute little old lady was getting a roll of quarters- "for laundry"
"Oh, do you just go to the laundromat here?" I ask.
"No, just in my apartment."
...conversation ensues about sharing laundry, neighbours, the polite neighbours she has.
"Oh good, so they're not too noisy." I commented.
"Oh no," sweet lady replies, "In fact on Sundays, they're So quite, I just want to SCREAM!"

save it for sunday!! lol yay for banishing misconceptions. i always thought old people were quiet, but they're really not, especially when they're deaf.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2005 01:48:28 AM »

simply fabulous.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2005 07:30:49 AM »

wow! that's really beautiful!!
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