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prairietransplant
« on: March 27, 2006 03:32:28 PM »

 i felt like making something springy to wear while i watch the snow melt (never mind that it makes a big mess--at least spring is coming).  i had this old pattern (60s?) that i found in the thrift store and thought i would try it.  this is the "mini" version pictured...not too "mini" on me lol.




the cool thing about this pattern is that the tops of the pockets make belt loops.


do you think it looks retro?  i can't decide.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006 03:37:41 PM »

OMGosh this is so cute!
I know my mom has some of her patterns from the 60's and 70's and Ive used them to make clothing.
I love the styles and I love how your skirt uses the pockets for belts loops as well!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006 03:38:35 PM »

Wow, that whole pocket-loop thing is really cool. Awesome skirt, I think it's pretty retro.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006 03:47:43 PM »

I LOVE that! I want that pattern! The skirt looks way retro- how cute! (Oh, and the belt buckle thing- I'm jealous!! SO COOL!)
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006 03:56:26 PM »

i want it too!! me me me!! (of course i cant find it anywhere online...)
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006 05:42:32 PM »

That is really cute! I like it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006 05:52:29 PM »

That is a REALLY cute pattern! I love the belt loops also. I think it looks retro but it would look better a little shorter. Maybe a couple inches above your knee, IMO hitting at your knee is an awkward length, looks a little "nursing student". You did a great job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006 05:58:12 PM »

That is a REALLY cute pattern! I love the belt loops also. I think it looks retro but it would look better a little shorter. Maybe a couple inches above your knee, IMO hitting at your knee is an awkward length, looks a little "nursing student". You did a great job!

You know, I agree with that. I think it looks great how it is, this would only improve it.
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huongandmatthew
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006 08:16:19 PM »

sweet skirt!  I just posted a green pencil skirt!  I love the whole retro look, and the nurse student thing is hot.
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prairietransplant
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2006 08:41:06 PM »

That is a REALLY cute pattern! I love the belt loops also. I think it looks retro but it would look better a little shorter. Maybe a couple inches above your knee, IMO hitting at your knee is an awkward length, looks a little "nursing student". You did a great job!

funny, i was just looking at the picture thinking that i should shorten the skirt.  i'm glad you confirmed my decision ("nursing student"-lol!).

thanks for the feedback everyone!  i'll post when i've shortened it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2006 10:08:08 PM »

Oh my, I love it. Perfect colour, and yes very retro. Nice.
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gypsytigr
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2006 07:40:23 AM »

I'm glad you didn't take offense to my suggestion  Wink My mom was a nursing student in the early-mid 70's and the length just reminded me of pictures of her. It's not a bad thing at all. I do really love the skirt.

Anyone know of a place you can get uncut retro patterns and funky material, besides ebay? I have pictures of my mom before I was born and she had lots of cute (and some not so cute) things. It would be fun to make retro clothes for sprng and summer. My DH would get a kick out of it also since he was born in the early 60's (we have a 15 year age difference).
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mjadams
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2006 08:00:41 AM »

i love it! Its palm-beach-chic.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2006 11:21:02 AM »

That is a darling pattern and the color is fun with it. I love the white belt. Definitely retro. Both lengths would have been stylish then. Maybe make another short one for fun an wear it when it's warm or over leggings, etc.

You did a great job on it and using an old pattern isn't that easy, so super marks for you!!
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