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« on: February 08, 2012 04:11:05 PM »

Guh. I hate this one. I made it when I thought I was all goffik and stuff. I was a stupid little kid... >C

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Started Life As:
- Polyester maxi skirt
- Cotton (?) skirt
- Old, faded t-shirt
Is Now:


A double-layered maxi skirt. Bottom layer's the polyester skirt with two slits in it (because I couldn't walk in it otherwise). Top layer's the cotton skirt with a ruffle made from an old t-shirt. It's heavy.

It was my first attempt at putting in an elastic waistband (which I did quite well, if I do say so myself. ha ha ha). It was also my first time using elastic thread.

Why is it sitting so high on my dressform? Because the dressform's waist is where my hips should be and I can't adjust it any higher.  Cry

What I Learned:
 - Cotton top layer + Polyester bottom layer = tacky and heavy.
 - How to put in an elastic waistband
 - How to use elastic thread
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012 06:53:38 AM »

Aw, I quite like this one.  I can see having grown out of the style, but it looks like you achieved what you were going for.  I'm sure you could make the top part of the skirt again in other colours for a non-gothy look.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012 08:38:05 AM »

You did a great job! ! !
Give yourself credit for creating a beautiful garment!!! Smiley

So, this isn't your style anymore? I'll bet you can find a way to change it and make it more your current style. Add color, sparkle or contrast.
Personally I'd remove the longer layer (I'm short I'd trip on it) and wear it as the draped & ruched skirt.

But honestly it is a gorgeous and creative design!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 05:02:36 PM »

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Thanks guys. I could always use what I learned and make Lolita overskirts for fun and profit... if cute printed fabric wasn't so mind-bogglingly expensive. orz
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