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livilovesolives
« on: June 23, 2004 01:48:55 PM »

Well, this is my third attempt at reconstructing thrift store finds, and it was most definitly the hardest. I took two pillowcases, cut them open, sewed them togther, pleated them (which took 2 hours of my life) and sewed it up along with some elastic. Tell me what you think!

The whole cost of the skirt was about $2 dollars! How can you beat that?

Oh, and you can't see it in the picture, but I messed up the pleats where I sewed it together.

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SarahFroggy
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2004 02:31:48 PM »

i think you did a great job. I gotta do something with pleats before they are gone again. Tongue
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alice_adrift
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2004 08:45:07 PM »

that is really hot. i wish i had the patience to do pleats, but i barely have the patience to hem anything. gah.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2004 09:18:48 AM »

Amazingly well done.  I always like seeing pillowcases turned into something a bit different from the usual "cut the top, insert ribbon for drawstring" (not that those are terrible, I'm just the idea-hungry sort). 

Want... pleats!  Suppose I should invest in an iron to make it easier, yes? 
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livilovesolives
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2004 09:55:58 AM »

that is really hot. i wish i had the patience to do pleats, but i barely have the patience to hem anything. gah.

Ha! Me too! I stupidly forgot to hem the bottom before pleating it so I just cut the bottom with pinking shears!  Embarrassed But it turned out fine.
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astrea
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2004 11:29:14 AM »

Wow, that looks really fabulous.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2004 12:10:32 PM »

oooh! that is soo cool! I love pleats! but i dont have the patience or skill either! haha!!! super cute!! Smiley
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Whit2389
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2004 02:24:52 PM »

haha thats really cute.. one of the cutest i've seen around this site.. goodjob! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2004 04:04:50 PM »

That is something I have to try with pillowcases...now I'm on the lookout for some cool ones!
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2004 05:51:54 PM »

That looks really nice! Wouldnt it be cute if someone walks up to you and says he/she has pillowcases that look just like that?> Teehee..1 question.. how do you plead (sp??)?
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