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« on: August 19, 2005 09:27:32 PM »

These are some way too small old pair of sweats I found somewhere around the house that no one in my household could fit in...


(don't mind my toes, they wanted to be in the picture)

they desperately needed some attention and a new look so..

grey sweats + scizzors + sewing machine + 5 hours =


Ta Da~


FRONT view:

SIDE view:

BACK view:


sorry for those who want to see colourful interesting skirts, but I like it because it is just a simple comfy skirt to wear around the house.  Thinking about adding an applique or something maybe.. hmm..



ps. o ya and it's my FIRST EVER successful skirt (or, ehem, piece of clothing).  yipee!
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005 09:45:38 PM »

Those are so cute! Any chance of a tutorial? Anyways great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005 11:25:56 PM »

That looks really cute!  I wish I had some sweatpants I could do that with!  It turned out so nice!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2005 11:30:59 PM »

that's pretty cool... and it must be soo uber comfy-cosey Cheesy i think it would look great with a little applique on it, but even as is it looks great.

great job on your first clothing piece! clothing can be really tough sometimes, but you did an excellent job Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2005 12:42:41 AM »

i love making skirts out of sweats!! they're so comfy...and they're easy to make.. congrats on ur first skirt  Smiley
i saw some at the shops the other day and they were waaaay overpriced so yay for crafty people~!  i was in the middle of making one myself but i sorta ran out of fabric so there's like, a huge gap on the side.. does anyone have any tips on what i could do to fix that? the skirt looks like this at the moment:



should i take in the sides of the top bit?? ...or should i just make the pleated bit with different fabric? help would be REAALLY appreciated.........
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2005 07:11:13 AM »

Wow, I like this idea a lot! I have some cute Irish jogging bottoms which are white with the Irish flag on - I was so annoyed that they don't fit any more....

grapefruiit: hmm...maybe take the pleated bit off, get some different coloured/patterned fabric and do alternate pleats between the two? Looks cute anyway Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2005 10:03:35 AM »

I love that idea. Problem is I don't wear sweats so I don't have any.  Cheesy Grapefruiit... I think you could take off what you already did and start over, with less pleating (try to pin it in a circle on opposite sides of the skirt, then pleat on each side).
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2005 02:35:59 PM »

OOOOOO!How purdy!Now I have something to do with my old sweats that I recieved and never wore...
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2005 07:06:20 PM »

That looks so comfy!
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2005 07:10:35 PM »

thanks for the comments!

Those are so cute! Any chance of a tutorial? Anyways great job!

i just used the jeans to skirt method for this but i can't really post the exact steps i used because i had some issues with the back side of the skirt. I had to make the triangle a lot smaller because just the triangle at the back sticks out and looks extremely awkward.. I also ran into the same problem when i 'attempted' the famous jeans to skirt (using actual jeans). would anyone happen to know why this happens and how I could avoid it from the beginning?


i love making skirts out of sweats!! they're so comfy...and they're easy to make.. congrats on ur first skirt  Smiley
i saw some at the shops the other day and they were waaaay overpriced so yay for crafty people~!  i was in the middle of making one myself but i sorta ran out of fabric so there's like, a huge gap on the side.. does anyone have any tips on what i could do to fix that? the skirt looks like this at the moment:



should i take in the sides of the top bit?? ...or should i just make the pleated bit with different fabric? help would be REAALLY appreciated.........

grapefruit, other very witty craftsters here have already answered ur question the way i'd have, so hopefully that helped, and i'm sure it'll look great once it's finished! normally when I've run into a problem during a craft, an alternative method is usually always a turn for the better! Wink post pics when ur done! 
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