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« on: March 22, 2012 12:38:19 AM »

Hey all!

I have been wanting a high-waisted, full skirt with pockets for awhile now.  I am a big fan of rainbow or otherwise colourful things because, well, they go with everything! I have worn it with a pink top underneath, but today I had to go to work (where I wear all black  Roll Eyes) afterwards, so you get to see that it even goes with black! Anyway, the desire for the aforementioned garment led to this little number:



As you can see, I am rather pleased with the pockets! Ha.

It is a 3/4 circle skirt. I had a devil of a time trying to figure out the right measurements for the pattern, and then what trouble it was to figure out how best to lay the pattern onto the fabric and have it cut out well... and... anyway, I am super happy with how it turned out. It is nice and full, here's a twirly picture:

And, it has a big purple zipper, which I suppose could be worn in the front or the back, but so far I have only worn it in the front:

Not the best picture, but at least you can see the zipper!

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012 04:09:14 AM »

That's splendid. Such amazing colours and I love the shape of it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012 06:56:51 AM »

This is a great piece of work!  Very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012 06:57:39 AM »

You're the cutest thing ever! I love the twirly action shot & now I'd love to have a high waisted twirly skirt with pockets too!

The pop of colors look great with your black! Yay for color!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012 06:58:20 AM »

Very cute and it goes super well with your necklace!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012 07:42:07 AM »

Gosh aren't you just so adorable?! I LOVE the skirt, and the whole styling of your outfit. Wicked cute m'lady. I love twirly skirts but usually end up looking too prim in them, and that is so not me. You manage to keep everything so playful!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012 11:59:40 AM »

 Grin Thanks all!  I had such fun making it.  The fabric sat in my closet, peeking out at me on a daily basis... I think I will probably make another, similar one; though, probably with a longer zipper this time!  It can be a bit of a challenge squeezing into it, because I made the circle opening/waist of the skirt the size of my waist/underbust, then attached the waistband, and the zip only goes to the circle opening part... so, essentially the zip is not really all that functional. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012 02:20:51 PM »

how neat!!! now I want one too
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012 08:13:49 PM »

Everything about your project is adorable...the fabric, purple zipper that shows, your style...love it all! High waisted skirts are my favorite thing to make! So much fun to twirl in Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012 07:36:58 AM »

that is totally fun!
you can see that you are really comfy wearing it, too and that means EVERYTHING!
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