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Topic: A miniskirt for people who hate their legs! - Tutorial  (Read 30170 times)
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« on: June 26, 2004 12:42:42 PM »

I love the fresh colors of minis these days, but I don't like to go above my knees on skirts.  I'm worried about flashing people, comfort, price, and also the fact that my legs are a little... ugh.  So, this morning, I set out to make a skirt that looked like a mini and would be comfy for the hot summer.  This is what I got- my 'garden mini'.  Although I don't have a digital camera, I did my darndest in paint.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2973/gardenskirt.jpg

(Note:  That says 'A minus 4 inches', not 'A hyphen 4 inches')

It was easy to make.  You can see the two pieces of fabric I used at the top.  The white was a new very cheap thin white bedsheet I picked up at Walmart a month back.  I used it as a toga and didn't need it anymore.  Sheets are good material because they are light, yet opaque.  The pink was a thin and see-through-ish bright pink tea rose print I got at Jo-Ann's.  I only bought half a yard because it was pricey- name brand or something.  I gathered the white at the top long end after hemming the bottom long end.  This rectangle was long enough to reach my knees.  Then I sewed both pieces into two tubes.  The pink skirt ended up being four inches above my knees at the lowest point (It's measurement A minus 4 inches- see the diagram) and almost nine inches above my knees at the highest point.  I put the white inside the pink, both seams congruent (pink seam directly on top of white seam), basted them together around the top, turned the waistband in to make a casing, and made a drawstring that opens on the inside so it doesn't show.  It's important to iron the waistband well after turning it in and before sewing.  Then I hemmed away on the pink, and I was done!

From farther away, only the pink roses show and it looks very short, like a mini.  Close up, the assymetrical pink slims hips and looks reeeally cute.  The white sheet is knee-length (although you can make is as long as you want- shown as measurement A in the diagram) breezy and cool.  The whole thing reminds me of an english rose garden... tea anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2004 01:54:30 PM »

that looks, or at least sounds very awesome. i wish you had a picture! i think i'll try making something like this =)
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2004 02:03:59 PM »

holy crap i abhore my legs. (or however you spell that) i wear mini skirts anyway and my legs arent huge but next to my friends i feel so big Sad (fyi all my friends are like the skinniest people alive and they eat 24/7). anyway ima try to make that... THANK YOU
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2004 03:57:18 PM »

thank you, thank you, thank you! i hate my legs and i dont think that they look good in mini skirts. I'd love to try this out. I've actually been wanting to find a mini looking skirt that wasn't really a mini. you've made my day  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004 12:55:20 PM »

Wow this looks so cute!! thanks!!! i may try and make it! if you ever get pics of it, post them up! maybe borrow a friend's digi cam?? well thanks for them drawings! they are really useful!  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2004 08:33:07 PM »

i love it, i'm totally gonna make one! i'm don't wear mini skirts b/c of my religion, and this is so cool, b/c it's like a mini, but it's not! AWESOME!!!!!!!! thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004 12:43:44 PM »

Very cute design. I love it. I like the style of minis too... but since I'm married I don't think it's right of me to be grabbing attention from other men... call me old-fashioned.. lol. Anyway, thanks for the idea. I'm gonna try it soon!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2004 11:18:48 AM »

Very cute, I may try this myself, I don't wear minis cause of a tattoo that goes around my thigh, my husband says it looks like I'm wearing a garter from a distance and now he made self concious, almost as bad as the time he said naw hunny that doesnt make your butt look THAT big, god love him he has no clue.
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I love it I'm gonna make one right now!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2004 02:45:12 PM »

Thats cute! Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2004 03:42:29 PM »

ah! this is so cute! I have the tiniest ankles and the largest thighs (ugh, doesnt ever girl, though?) so this is nearly perfect!
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2004 02:08:10 PM »

Ill have to try that next time I steal my moms sewing machiene (mua ha ha ha- she loves me for it). I bet it would work well too if you used a flesh colored fabric where you used the white sheet for an even more faux mini look. Then again when talking about MY legs, white would about sum it up Smiley.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2004 08:44:16 PM »

oo i love that! i wish u had a picture. im going to *try* to make it. i dont really like mini skirts cuz u always have to make sure ur not showing anything.. and plus longer skirts just seem well, breezier!
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