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« on: June 24, 2004 10:42:39 AM »

i got these skirts from my school's band at the end of the year. they are really really old letter girl skirts. since the waist on them is something like 27 inches i can only wear them uncomfortably around my waist.
does anyone have any good ideas for how i might spruce them up and sell them for a couple of bucks on ebay?

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004 02:11:07 PM »

i'd change out the waistbands of at least 2 of them (because you just Know girls will want to wear these on their hips and who the hell has 27" hips???) and then add some color. maybe a tulle ruffle on the hem of the white one. or make one of the black ones have a lace-up waistband and use some really bright ribbon.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2004 08:22:42 AM »

eek- those are awesome! I want one! you should lemme trade you something for the longer all black one:)

you could take the waistbands off make new ones with elastic in them...

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2004 04:39:48 PM »

Yes, I would take off the waistbands.  To make larger waistbands that are fitted and not elastic, you can cut off the top inch or two of the skirt below the waistband.  Because it's a circle skirt, it will add inches to the waist and only take a little off the length.  Then again, if you used a tulle ruffle, the length wouldn't be a problem.

As always, if you use tulle, line line line those skirts!  Trust me, I spent five hours at a choir reception in a formal gown that I didn't line after using tulle for fluff.  For the sake of your customers, slap some lining on those babies.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2004 11:49:22 PM »

Are the darker ones black? Maybe it's just my computer, but they look an odd shade of dark green!

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2004 08:28:55 PM »

Could you add a vertical panel of some stretchy fabric in a contrasting color like red? Maybe one in the front and back or up either side?

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