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« on: May 03, 2004 02:20:15 PM »

ok - i am posting this skirt, but PLEASE please don't ask me for a tutorial because i honestly have NO idea how i made it. LOL! so why bother posting? because in the process of making it i learned something i think is worth sharing.

i learned that even if you aren't sure how to do something, even if you aren't sure how it is going to turn out, even if you think you can't do it - you should try!! what harm can it do? so you "waste" a little time using your hands and your brain instead of watching the tv...and who knows? you might even enjoy yourself! that's the thing - even tho my skirt isn't perfect and even tho it doesn't look anything like what i was going for, i challenged myself, i learned from it, and most importantly i had fun. i'm proud of that. i guess that is the real point i've been trying to get to with this post. sometimes while we're out there making all this great stuff  we get so tied up in the (self-imposed) pressure to make things that are perfect that we forget it's supposed to be fun. so relax! try something new! you never know what might happen...

ok - i'll get off my soapbox now!!  Grin on to the skirt:

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004 02:25:22 PM »

Wow  Shocked  I don't know what you were going for, but that skirt is awesome!  
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004 03:18:53 PM »

beautiful skirt. and great inspirational message. its so true. i hear so many people saying they aren't crafty or creative but then they never really give it a try. we all have the potential to be crafty just need to actually do it

yay Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2004 03:46:37 AM »

that is one fab skirt, is it the combination of more than one material, or is the material multicolored?
i love the color combination, excellent job...
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2004 07:15:11 AM »

thanks! it's made from 2 thrift store tshirts (cost a whole $2 for the pair) - one was a huge (mens XL) blue shirt with an alien head on it from roswell nm, the other was a bright orange softball t with a 17 on the back and a bunch of girls names and an abstract graphic shape on the front.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2004 01:55:14 PM »

that skirt is soooo cute
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2004 03:32:50 PM »

That's really awesome. I like the waistband the most. I think I'll keep this in mind next time I go to Goodwill. I'm always hesitant to make skirts for fear they won't turn out (since I don't use patterns). It really is an inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2004 05:27:26 PM »

truly inspirational and shows your courageous imagination at work. great job!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2004 07:58:19 PM »

He he i love it so much.  Way cool!
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2004 08:55:50 AM »

Thanks for that great post! I am a self taught artist and sewer. The "perfection" demon is something that for many years, stunted my growth as a creator....when I finally got that monkey off my back I noticed that other people started to appreciate my work too.
You said it best....just try....you never know what you can come up with...and the process is suppose to be the fun part!
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