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« on: May 18, 2006 02:36:27 PM »

I got this amazing dress from a friend of mine at a clothing swap we had. I loved the fabric, but alas, the dress was too big for me in the bust area (oddly enough that applies to a lot of clothes). So after a few weeks of just staring at it trying to figure out what to do I decided that it would work as a skirt. I wanted to retain as much of the fabric as possible and this seemed to be the best way to do that.

So here is a shot of the full skirt.


And a detail one of the fabric which I obsess over every time I look at it.


And the waist band which I did by using about an inch and a half roll over to get the right level. I only wanted a certain amount of the green patterned part showing when I was done. And then used 3/4 inch no roll elastic just threaded though and sewn at the ends when I got it to around the right size.


And ignore the fact that I'm lazy and copied some of the text directly off my blog. Really . . . I'm supposed to be studying right now, not being an internet dork, but I can't help it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006 02:59:57 PM »

that skirt = absolutely amazing! i love the pattern
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006 03:07:27 PM »

Wow that's really cool. The fabric is awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006 03:24:18 PM »

i really like the fabric and what you did with the waist band.
& i like your belly button ring, too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006 06:16:05 PM »

I love waistbands like that . . . they're so cute and flattering. Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006 06:19:01 PM »

that looks fantastic on you. i would love to see what the dress looked like before. simply to quench my curiosity. any before pix?
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006 07:59:15 PM »

Unfortunately I don't have a before picture. Though I could pin the straps on and that would give a rough idea. Hmm . . . .

Okay, ignore the fact that I Just got in from school and look grumpy.

This is a rough approximation of what it looked like. Though there was about 1 and 1/2 inches more of the green part and it was not snug like it is now (at all, it was rather breezy in the bad way)

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2006 11:23:32 PM »

looks great both ways. i just really love the skirt version.
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