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« on: June 04, 2006 09:59:12 PM »

I posted this on the reg board and it disappeared really quickly.  Thought i'd try posting it here where people may find it useful.  I love these style of skirts that come just below the knee.  Got the fabric for really good price.

I felt like a 50s housewife wearing it, so i thought the vacuum and martini paired with it were a nice touch.  When i asked my boyfriend to take the pic, he made bad jokes about me not knowing how to even use the vacuum.  Ha ha, i explained that i am a modern housewife:  I have a job, like crafting, cooking, politics and not cleaning.  Anyways, here it is:

 

I lined the skirt and added three layers of lace that i got for 10 cents a meter.  It peeks out of the bottom of the skirt and when i sit you see the multiple layers of lace.

 

It ripples really cute in the back.  I used simplicity's 4591 pattern.  It has a zipper dowm the side with a hook and eye at the top.  I had a lot of problems with the sizing, which i rarely do with simplicity patterns.  I had to take it in 2 inches on both sides!!  It was an ego booster, but a pain nonetheless.

Feedback and questions appreciated!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006 10:29:09 PM »

I like it!  Nice action shot, definitely fits the cute skirt
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006 06:46:33 AM »

I love your skirt!!! The fabric on it is absoluletly beautiful! I love turquoise and all those awesome colors this summer!!! I want to get into making clothes, but I've been intimidated by it.. I should just give it a shot!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006 09:06:30 PM »

ha! i adore the martini/vacuum action shot! the lace is divine. nice work.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2006 02:39:34 PM »

wow lovely! i love the lace ruffles...i put red lace around the bottom of a tweedy pencil skirt i made and it makes the skirt. I love the colours and the shape of yours though. I think if its possible to be the modern crafting political housewife and still get to wera the frilly fities stuff then why not? best of both worlds. The hoovering goes quicker after a martini or two too!  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2006 02:42:27 PM »

So cute! I love it. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2006 09:00:40 PM »

Great work! I love the lace trimming

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2006 06:23:45 AM »

That is lovely, and very flattering on you.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2006 09:49:38 AM »

I love your skirt!  it looks very nice on you.  And i think the props are great in the photo! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2006 10:52:05 AM »

i love it!!!  love the lace at the bottom!
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