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« on: November 26, 2012 10:55:54 AM »

I have a really strange habit: the night before leaving for a trip, I get the urge to make a new piece of clothing to take with me. And so I usually spend the last few hours at home sewing!

All of the materials for this skirt were overflowing from my fabric cabinet. The corduroy was particularly bulky, and I never actually thought I would use it. I bought the coral cotton jersey for a dress Ive never made, although I still have enough fabric to make that happen. The lining is a poly-satin that was completely consumed in this project.

I used a hook and eye on the tab of the waistband, but it is way bulky. I think Ill switch to just a snap.

This skirt isnt my normal style, but I like the petticoat can-can dancer feel of it. And I think it will be really nice for winter layering. Also the tan corduroy feels like a neutral, without being bland, and the coral gives it the pop of color I need to feel like myself.

I used about 200″ of fabric to make the ruffles. Probably will not feel the need to add ruffles to anything for another 3 years.

I forgot to incorporate pockets, although Im not sure where I would have put them. Maybe I could still add slash or patch pockets to the back? Opinions on that?

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012 11:27:47 AM »

You always make the cutest things juliebooli and the photo shoots are so entertaining.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012 11:27:59 AM »

Awesome, I love it! Ruffles aren't usually my style, but I'd rock these!

Pockets would be cool, but so would leaving as is. I dig it.
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012 01:44:39 PM »

Love it! Love that jumping picture too xD

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012 06:17:51 PM »

You have such a fun style.
I love the color combination and the funky front on the skirt (and the buttons).  Did you use a pattern or make it up as you went?
I would never have guessed that the ruffles were a knit.

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012 09:05:41 PM »

Thanks for the comments everybody!

Knit fabric for the ruffles eliminates the need for hemming. Hemming and ruffling all those strips would have killed me, or at the very least delayed the departure time for our vacation!

I made the pattern myself, but didn't take any pictures because I was trying to hurry and it was night anyway.

My husband always does a great job with photos! And we have a lot of fun goofing around together.

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012 08:46:04 AM »

beautiful work, it looks like such a fun skirt.

I'm not sure it needs pockets, I think they would detract from the rest of the style. 

Hope you had a great vacation (I also tend to sew right before leaving)

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012 01:40:46 AM »

supercute, good idea

« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012 11:16:56 AM »

Courduroy has such a heavy, almost utilitarian feel. This design gives it a softer, feminine feel.
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