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BlackMarketBaby
« on: August 11, 2005 11:12:34 AM »

I have just acquired a 2nd-hand garment which is lovely fabric but I can't work out how to put it on!
  Sorry I don't have a camera, so no pics.
 It is 2 rectangles of fabric, as long as a long skirt, and each as wide as to go about 3/4 of the way around my waist.  The two pieces are sewn together down each side, making a tube, and then there is more sewing across the top for about 4inches from each corner.  The back (that's where the label is) has a bit of elastic.  The sewn corners each have a bit of ribbon attatched, long enough to go around the waist.
  How do I wear this?
I know this isn't very crafty, but if anyone has any idea, I would be very grateful... otherwise, I shall have to make something else out of it!
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RosiePosie
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005 12:43:26 PM »

Sounds to me like you step into it and tighten the waist with the ribbon. If it doesn't fit you then I'd say make a purse or cover a chair,lol.
Good luck!
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BlackMarketBaby
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005 03:33:30 PM »

Thanks for trying to help!
 What you suggest is what I tried, but that doesn't hold up the fabric in the middle, so it gapes and is not very wearable... I guess only someone in possession of a similar garment could tell me how it works Wink
  But I just thought of the possibility of making a row of eyelets to thread the ribbon through & hold up the fabric, so it will be wearable.  The only other possibility I thought of is maybe it's too big, and the elastic should hold it tight around my waist?   V. odd...
'Nough rambling, though - thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005 09:42:12 AM »

its not some sort of poncho is it?
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BlackMarketBaby
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005 04:57:42 AM »

No, it's definitely a skirt (it has a size label & there's too much fabric to be anything else)... it's just really wierd!  Maybe that's why its previous owner got rid of it?  Maybe she couldn't work it out either...  I wish the label had instructons!
Hee hee, mystery skirt!
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folkloric
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005 02:16:39 PM »

How many ties does the skirt have?

I don't know - it's a little hard to envision - but it could be an apron skirt, if there are four ties (two sets.)

If so, try this:

Put the skirt on with the label at the back.
Take the ties attached to the front and wrap them around your waist, tying at the front.
Then, take the ties from the back and tie them to the front.

I have a pair of apron pants that look extremely funny when not on (you'd be clueless if you didn't know they were pants to start with), but they're great once they're on.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005 05:21:02 PM »

is it wrap around like or just three sections? It sounds like it may be a wrap around?
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kate conspiracy
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005 05:39:53 PM »

this sounds to be to be a skirt like a chupa - http://www.folkwear.com/131.html

if it is what I think it is, you step into the tube, then you need to pin waistband together on each side so it stays up, and then basically you'd have a skirt with two wings coming out the side (almost like the sleeves of a kimono). then wrap the skirt around the back, tie it in the front. when you bring the ties to the front, make sure they are just underneath the waistband so if you were to remove the pins it would still stay up.

could you take a photo of the skirt?
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BlackMarketBaby
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005 02:45:08 AM »

Yes, kate conspiracy, that's exactly it!  Thank you thank you!

 I'm off to try it again now (... well, after I've had shower Wink)
Thanks muchly!
p.s. there was no pic as I don't have a camera, but you got it anyway!  I knew somebody on here would have seen one before and recognised it from the description. Smiley
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