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Topic: Flat in the front, shirred in the back lined skirt (plus bonus bracelet!)  (Read 2028 times)
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« on: June 24, 2012 09:31:16 AM »

I made this number for my fab partner in the IYP swap:


A breeze came along at just the right time for this picture! This skirt is hemmed with hem lace and lined with the cream you can just see underneath. It's cut less full than the purple to avoid indecent exposure charges on windy days Smiley The purple was cut a little less than 2x my partner's hip measurement. I topstitched the hem lace in place to keep with the kind of rustic feel.

Both fabrics were thrift store sheets but since I only used the narrow hem of the cream to avoid having to sew my own, I thought they'd fit in better here with the general completed projects. I unpicked the ends of the narrow hemmed sections so I could sew the side seam then closed it back up, folding the fabric over the seam so it looked like I did the whole thing myself  Grin


Shirred back with 1/2" (hmm, I think it was 1/2") elastic up top.


It's got pockets!


Another shot of a pocket with the bracelet I sent too. The beads are white, black and gray but the gray really picks up the purple in the skirt which I didn't notice until later and made me very happy Smiley The bead colors stand for dots, dashes and spaces which spell out "may the force be with you" in Morse code!

If you want to make your own skirt like this, do it! It was a super-fun project.
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012 10:34:27 AM »

That is super cute and using elastic at the back saves having to put in a zipper.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012 12:35:41 PM »

lovely! what pattern did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012 04:07:56 PM »

Thank you! I'm actually one of those weird people who likes zippers, but I wanted this style Smiley
lovely! what pattern did you use?
None Smiley I've seen styes like this floating around, though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find some general instructions and jazz it up how you want to. The skirt is gathered rectangles, no A-lining.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012 08:51:49 PM »

This super fab skirt is all mine! Grin Calabaza did an amazing job on it, it seriously fits perfectly.

C- I didnt know they were thrifted sheets! Makes it even better. And did I tell you yet that I love it? Because I do Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012 08:49:34 AM »

This super fab skirt is all mine! Grin Calabaza did an amazing job on it, it seriously fits perfectly.

C- I didnt know they were thrifted sheets! Makes it even better. And did I tell you yet that I love it? Because I do Wink
Yay! I'm so glad you like it and that it fits. Heehee, and now you know my shortcut too  Grin I couldn't believe I found a purple sheet AND that it was a good weight for shirring PLUS the cream already had a perfectly salvageable narrow hem.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012 10:13:27 PM »

beautifully made skirt, love the pockets!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012 07:31:52 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012 06:17:09 AM »

This skirt is fantastic, good work!
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012 10:51:47 AM »

Aww, thank you. Smiley
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