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« on: April 27, 2013 09:23:42 PM »

I know I'm hardly original around here with this but this has been in progress for 8 years! Seriously, when we moved here almost 7 years ago I thought it was lost and then I found it at the end of the year 2012 in the shed on top of everything. It was like the freakin' gnomes stole it, got bored with it, and put it back. Freakin' gnomes.
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The side/finishing aren't as great as they could have been but meh, whatever. It's DONE! That's what counts, right?


I would so have worn this all the time when I was in college, 8 years ago, but now not so much. So I called my mom to ask if my 16 year old niece who lives with her would wear it and she was like "Eee, I don't know" so I got her waste measurement anyway (which happens to be the same as mine), finished it, and when we went down to visit last month asked Amber (the niece) "If I made a skirt out of ties would you wear it?" and she looked at me like I was crazy for asking such a question. Duh! Hell yeah she would! So there you go, I made a 16 year old happy.

Also, my 3 year old took those action shots of it. Isn't she good?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013 06:36:35 AM »

Love the colors you used, Jexx!  Stinkin' gnomes are always stealing my things too. Glad you could make a 16 year old happy. that can be tricky sometimes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013 07:23:01 AM »

That is very cool.  My 16 year old self would have loved to be given a skirt like this!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013 11:22:56 AM »

Awesome skirt. The colors you used are great. I'm glad your niece was more than willing to wear it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013 05:34:17 PM »

I love it! I have over 2000 ties....yes, you read right....over 2000 ties, that I bought from some ebay auctions about 3 years ago, I had these big plans to make all these tie skirts and quilts and lamp-shades and and and, you get the idea. Cheesy

This renews my desire to bust those ties out and get to sewing some skirts!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013 06:38:32 PM »

I love it! I have over 2000 ties....yes, you read right....over 2000 ties, that I bought from some ebay auctions about 3 years ago, I had these big plans to make all these tie skirts and quilts and lamp-shades and and and, you get the idea. Cheesy

This renews my desire to bust those ties out and get to sewing some skirts!
DO IT!!! Then post them for all of us to see the joys.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013 10:35:00 PM »

How fun!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013 09:04:04 AM »

looks great, I'm glad you found someone to lovingly wear it. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013 07:22:28 AM »

YAY!!! you finished it!  i love the color scheme!
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013 04:01:51 PM »

"freaking gnomes" lol!!!
love the skirt.
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