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« on: October 07, 2012 10:09:40 AM »

You may or may not be familiar with the once-popular MTV cartoon series Daria. I watched her when I was very tiny, and I always looked up to her. I've wanted to be Daria for Halloween for many, many years (almost put together a Jane costume in middle school). Well, I'm finally gonna make it happen this year. So this is piece #1, and I'll start working on the green jacket soon.

If you don't know her...I'm just happy to have finished this skirt, and I plan to where it for other occasions as well. I'm pretty danged proud of it, especially considering I didn't use a pattern. Just my head. This is also my first experience with darts, which really took some time. Things I don't like:

The darts are still a little bubbly.
The pleat-to-flat-band size ratio (I think I'll change that after Halloween).
The zipper bubbles out at the bottom (see first photo, right side, top edge of pleats-hard to tell). I think I can fix this when I resize it after Halloween. Right now, the pleated portion starts exactly at the end of the zipper. I'll later move the pleats up.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012 10:31:45 AM »

This is a great looking skirt! The things you mentioned wanting to fix are totally minor and no one would even notice unless you pointed them out.  Smiley Awesome job on making a skirt that will work for a Halloween costume as well as working as a regular skirt.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012 03:44:15 PM »

Yay! Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012 05:25:51 PM »

This looks great! I was Daria for a con earlier this year, but was too scared to tackle a pleated skirt. You're far braver than I! I can't wait to see the finished costume Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012 12:27:51 PM »

I will definitely put up the full costume when I'm done. Hopefully I can finish it in a couple weeks, just in time!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012 02:18:24 PM »

Very cute.

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012 10:49:57 AM »

Super Sexy. Definitely a hot Daria costume! Shocked

« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012 01:49:22 PM »

Very cute.

Thank you! I just finished the jacket a few hours ago. Pictures soon...
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012 12:10:50 PM »

Yay! The costume is finally done! I didn't feel it was appropriate to upload it here rather than the Halloween costume forum, so go here if you'd like to see the rest:

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