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« on: June 12, 2004 07:21:09 PM »

i decided to finish my first wrap skirt today.
(my mirror is dirty, and so are your thoughts.)


the front.


the left.


the right side. after much tugging and readjusting, i remembered that i have a black girl's booty, which means that the back of the skirt is just going to appear longer than the front, unless i compensate for said rise in back and alter the pattern (which i will in the future. not now.)
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2004 08:37:56 PM »

very eye catching! that material is pretty unique, i like it alot  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2004 09:24:31 PM »

awesome! i actually like how the hemline is kinda asymmetrical. very cool skirt, nice work!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004 09:44:14 PM »

Great skirt!  I like the black edging detail... Bias tape?
I like- no- LOVE that fabric!
Did you use a pattern or did you sorta make it up? 

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2004 09:45:40 PM »

That is an awesome skirt!   =) 
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2004 10:04:32 PM »

that's an awesome skirt. got it on your first try.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2004 12:40:42 AM »

Great skirt!  I like the black edging detail... Bias tape?
I like- no- LOVE that fabric!
Did you use a pattern or did you sorta make it up? 



the black edging is double fold quilt binding--i thought regular bias binding might get lost with that busy pattern. i bought a huge amount of that fabric, but i can't remember where from. and now i've only got two small pieces left. Sad

i've got a thing for African wax prints, especially if they're used in unexpected ways.
thanks for the love.

and i made the pattern myself. it was easy. i just measured my waist, the fullest part of my hips, and the distance between the two. i then halved the waist measurement, drew a horizontal line of that length, and then a vertical one the length of the distance between my waist and hips. i just extended the line, at the same angle, to the length that i wanted.

i am using this same pattern to make a circle skirt right now. i'll post the results as soon as i'm done.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2004 05:43:00 AM »

totally diggin the fabric and the binding is a great design detail:)
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2004 07:42:47 AM »

I have the same booty problem ( good thing my man likes big booties hehe) when I make skirts I always have to add 2 inches to the back length and always a couple of darts to revent gaposis. I love that fabric, you always do such neato stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004 07:23:22 AM »

I have the same booty problem ( good thing my man likes big booties hehe) when I make skirts I always have to add 2 inches to the back length and always a couple of darts to revent gaposis. I love that fabric, you always do such neato stuff.

hee! i'm gonna pull it apart tonight, and make darts in the panel closest to my body, and the back one. i'm also going to curve the front panel so that it's not asymmetrical anymore. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2004 05:14:26 PM »

thats so awesome! i love the fabric you used Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2004 06:02:22 PM »

i love the fabric is it senegalese or ghanaian?  it reminds me of the "miniskirts" they wore in nigeria during the 60s.
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2004 12:13:16 PM »

i love the fabric is it senegalese or ghanaian?  it reminds me of the "miniskirts" they wore in nigeria during the 60s.

i'm not sure. i love African wax prints. i should start learning more about them.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004 04:55:11 PM »

sometimes certain patterns are not repeated and then there are commemorative prints--once they are gone they are gone, but the value of the fabric increases.    alway's try to keep a bit for history's sake or to resell. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2004 12:11:00 AM »

sometimes certain patterns are not repeated and then there are commemorative prints--once they are gone they are gone, but the value of the fabric increases.    alway's try to keep a bit for history's sake or to resell. Wink

ack! thanks for the tip! there was a vendor who used to sell them at my local flea market for really good prices ($5-6/yd.), but he stopped coming around, and i have NO IDEA where he sells now. he had prints i'd never seen before (or since).
where were you BEFORE i used all of my favorite prints of his up?  Sad
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2004 06:00:13 PM »


the right side. after much tugging and readjusting, i remembered that i have a black girl's booty, which means that the back of the skirt is just going to appear longer than the front, unless i compensate for said rise in back and alter the pattern (which i will in the future. not now.)

Well, I've got a big asain girl booty myself. I like wearing skirts occasionally, but the back is always shorter than the front (because of said butt). It annoys me, so what I do is cute the back a little longer on skirts I make. It works nicely. And if my butt shrinks and goes away then I could leave the skirt how it is and it'll be uh...neat!
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