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« on: September 05, 2005 07:25:02 PM »

argh, I'm only taking a sewing class this year at my school and its already the 4th week and we're only starting tomorrow. i don't have a lot of money, (let's face it I'm 15), and i want to be a gypsy. any idea how i can come up with some random stuff to throw together and still look descent? any input whatsoever would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005 02:51:17 AM »

Well, what do you envisage when you say gypsy? It's not a global look. The Romanies in the UK probably dress differently to the Romanies in India, for example.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005 09:53:58 AM »

Well, what do you envisage when you say gypsy? It's not a global look. The Romanies in the UK probably dress differently to the Romanies in India, for example.
i was thinking Spain meets Romania
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2005 04:24:14 PM »

Well, what do you envisage when you say gypsy? It's not a global look. The Romanies in the UK probably dress differently to the Romanies in India, for example.
i was thinking Spain meets Romania
Like Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Disney movie?
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005 01:01:06 AM »

You could wear one of those long tiered skirts that are all trendy right now, and a ruched babydoll top with a wide headband, hoop earrings, chunkly beads and ethnic sandals for a typical gypsy look. There is something about those skirts in the sewalong thread, they are quite easy to make. You could make the shirt from an existing big tshirt and ruching the top bit until just below the bust.

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 07:20:02 AM »

Well, what do you envisage when you say gypsy? It's not a global look. The Romanies in the UK probably dress differently to the Romanies in India, for example.
i was thinking Spain meets Romania
Like Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Disney movie?

ya like that.   and stargirl, i should try that
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2005 10:30:52 AM »

Hehe, Spain meets Romania, what a great description! Stargirls idea sounds good to me, definitely wear jewellery.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005 10:56:55 AM »

Hehe, Spain meets Romania, what a great description! Stargirls idea sounds good to me, definitely wear jewellery.

oh heck ya i will, i just found some of my mom's old jewelry from back in the 70's, kinda funny that her jewelry just came back in style.

and if i still can't figure out how to make one of those t-shirt skirts, does any one know where i can get a boho skirt for a low price? i'm kinda on a budget, ( ya know the skirts that were in that Old Navy commercial where they were all dancing and singing "super skirt" etc) Crap! now i got the song stuck in my head. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2005 11:15:58 AM »

a big long skirt- the fuller the better. those super skirts from this summer would work beautifully. even if they're short- wear boots. layering stuff looks great.

a simple top, big hoop earrings, lots of necklaces, a sash/scarf tied around your waist and a headscarf. also- wild hair if yours is long. you could google biba or gypsy for some great ideas.

when i think gypsy, i always think dark, mysterious, jewel tones and wild hair, dark lipstick, false eyelashes, one shoulder exposed, ruffled shirt- that sort of stuff. hth!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005 09:55:37 AM »

Yeah, the good thing about the gypsy look is that it should just be thrown together.  The ideas that are already out there are good...I would look around online at gypsy costumes, the nice expensive ones, and then duplicate.  W/O sewing experience is fine here, esp because if you just cut some clothes to shreds and lace em back up kindof messily, you'll hit the nail on the head for this look. 
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