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Topic: not so typical jeans-to-skirt (first REAL post)  (Read 3038 times)
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whyislife
« on: January 24, 2006 11:55:22 AM »

first off, i apologize for the crappiness of the pictures, im not exactly a photographer.... I actually took 41 pictures and took the best out of those, haha.

about two years ago, this skirt was my favorite pair of pants. but then i gained weight and they stopped fitting  Sad. then i lost weight and they almost fit! but my thighs were still too big, haha Embarrassed so about a year ago, i cut it up to make it into a skirt....and then didnt. then yesterday my mom told me to clean my room, so i went upstairs and made a skirt  Cheesy i wore it to school today and got loads of compliments for the hour i was there (boo being sick)


my butt is not actually that big....which is why i love this skirt  Cheesy


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butterfly!

i love it! what do you guys think? i know it's not perfect, but the pictures really don't do it justice and hey, it's my first reconstruction. i was thinking about embroidering a little flower on the back panel...think that's too much?
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WendyZ
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006 11:59:09 AM »

This looks great.  I think you did a great job on the fit, too!  It's a little pencil-skirtish. 

If you're afraid of embroidering a flower on the back, you could always make an applique out of any leftover denim.  That way, if you don't like it, you can just take it off!
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LetterGhost
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 12:03:08 PM »

man, you did such a FANTASTIC job on that butterfly! It's beautiful and very unique! Best skirt-waist I've ever seen.

I think the flower would look pretty, if you really want to add it. But the skirt is definitely just lovely the way it is now! It doesn't really NEED anymore.
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whyislife
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006 12:08:55 PM »

thanks both of you!

LetterGhost: oh my gosh, did i give the impression that i made the waist band? oh no no no, im no where near that talented! i only wish i could make something like that, but the waist band was part of the original pants.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 06:25:03 PM »

Hey, can you tell me how you made it without an awkward crotch area in the front and back? (Maybe PM me?)
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 07:10:43 PM »

I really like the butterfly and how the stripes go all the way around.  Nice.
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whyislife
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006 07:26:06 PM »

showackbianho:  after you rip out the inside seams, instead of over lapping on of the front flaps over the other, turn the skirt inside out and lay it flat. then draw a line from where the zipper or whatever ends straight down to the bottome of the skirt. sew on top of this line, then put the back panel in.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006 07:12:07 AM »

And here I thought you made the butterfly waistband too! But that with the lacing is gorgeous, and it makes a great skirt. Nice work. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006 07:17:59 AM »

That's pretty cool.  I really like the waistband and the fact that the front doesn't have that jeans crotch piece. LOL.  Cool skirt.  It fits you nicely too.
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Sushiful
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006 03:27:19 PM »

That is way awesome. I do believe I'm jealous.  Wink
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