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« on: October 26, 2005 05:01:20 PM »

long title, but it's a long skirt, too, so I think it's rather apt.
I was looking at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44553.0 and loved the pearl idea, and had this brown fabric I wanted to make a skirt out of, so... I just did the following, if someone wanted to know how:
a) make a simple circle skirt (there's a great tutorial for that here on craftster!) but INSTEAD of cutting an arc to get rid of the squared-off fabric, leave it. It'll give you the aysmmetrical hem.
b) hem the bottom so that your lem line is about a centimeter above the bottom edge of the fabric
c) pin lace ON TOP of the fabric (right-side up!) so that the extra centimeter overlaps- or, rather, bottomlaps, I guess
d) sew on lace, using same coloured thread as the lace colour
e) bunch up the top a bit at random places. this will allow the skirt to fit you better, and looks prettier
f) hem the waist-edge of the skirt
g) make an elastic band for the top. I jsut cut up an old blood donor shirt, but anything with some give to it with colours that match should work!
h) attach elastic ON TOP of waist hem so that there's a bottomlap, like on the bottom with the lace
i) BY HAND, sew on pearl strands that are of varying lengths. If you do this by machine, you might accidentally kill yourself. I know I did.

and, without further ado, the skirt itself:








hope you liked it!! Smiley I plan to wear it tomorrow with those super fun (not) heels. But hey, that's the price of fashion. Blistered feet!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2005 05:05:40 PM »

looks really cute!
i LOVE the colors Smiley and the shoes look great!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2005 05:20:12 PM »

that is so gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005 05:21:32 PM »

Oh so classy! Very nice colours and pearls!!! And those shoes are so nice too! Very vintage! Good work!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2005 05:24:37 PM »

Ooohh! Very pretty!
I love the shoes as well!
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2005 05:25:58 PM »

Great job, I love it! Cheesy The skirt is adorable and those shoes may not be comfortable but they are hot!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005 05:42:13 PM »

That is the sweetest little skirt!  And, honestly, I'm drooling, just a touch, at the sight of those shoes.  Wink
Girly pretty!!! 
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005 06:29:36 PM »

Oooo... this is lovely!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2005 06:57:45 PM »

I LOVE that skirt! And those shoes! So hot! Oh, and there's this stuff you can get at surf shops (and possibly sporting goods stores?) but surfers use it to keep their wet suits from chaffing, it looks like a deoderant stick, and Modern Girl's Guide to Life said if you rub a little of that on your feet where your shoes rub, you won't get blisters. Anyway, great job! You look fabulous!
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005 07:10:34 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!  When I'm out of school and job hunting I'm going to have to whip up one or two of these...  Great grown-up, office-type wear.  Just out of curiosity, what kind of fabric is it?
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