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Title: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Pretty Little Rainbow on September 14, 2010 12:00:04 PM
I made this striped skirt from fabric I found at Hancock Fabrics. For the pleats I just pleated a long strip and cut accordingly (I haven't figured out how to calculate length for pleats yet).



The rose pin is made of wrapped felt. I meant to add more to it but I think I like it the way it is.


I was wearing the rose in my hair in the first photo but you can't see it  :P
It's hard being your own model AND photographer


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: lauren.o.lively777 on September 14, 2010 12:13:10 PM
I Like It!!!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: SewN00b! on September 14, 2010 12:33:20 PM
Oh wow... Such beautiful pleats! They look great with the stripes.
It makes me wish I wore stuff like this.


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: aisy on September 14, 2010 12:35:28 PM
pretty


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: kathpeak on September 14, 2010 12:41:22 PM
Fabulous skirt!

The stripe is so glam.
It reminds me of the black and white Ascot scene in My Fair Lady.


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: RaraAvis on September 14, 2010 12:53:26 PM
Love the skirt! :)


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Rebeccalynnis on September 14, 2010 01:20:41 PM
oh my goodness, I love it! Great work!!
I love the outfit, too. And great photography, super cute  :D


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Marya780 on September 14, 2010 04:12:36 PM
I would so wear this!  This is beautifully made and I love the top that you have it paired with, great job!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Fontiua on September 14, 2010 04:38:12 PM
this is super cute


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: TeenageRebelOfTheWeek on September 15, 2010 02:21:17 AM
That is so cute! :) The pleats give it that extra kick of cool. :) -x-


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: percyrosemont on September 15, 2010 10:22:35 AM
I usually go for a more elaborate type of clothing like your shirt but the crispness of the white and black lines go so amazingly well with the box pleat ruffles at the bottom for once I like the nice clean crisp look and I hate modern clean lines, so you just preformed a miracle!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: spicecarrie on September 18, 2010 09:24:08 AM
this skirt is fantastic!!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Nellyphant on September 19, 2010 03:44:01 AM
Looks fab!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Teaspoons.of.honey on September 28, 2010 07:38:11 AM
Looks amazing!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: lidehtium on October 03, 2010 11:56:39 AM
Oh cute I like it!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: alvan on October 03, 2010 11:59:49 AM
Great skirt!


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: tyndalecode on October 22, 2010 02:46:54 PM
Your entire outfit has a lovely look to it.


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: jenpoe on October 22, 2010 06:49:24 PM
I could never pull off the skirt, but I totally love it! It would look insane on me. lol. The rose pin is super cute too.


Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Elphelba on October 24, 2010 06:31:35 PM
That skirt is great. I'm a sucker for stripes. I used to have a great article for pleating bookmarked but I can't seem to find it now. The basic idea of what you do is you 1) measure the front side of your pleat (this is the part that will stick out from underneath of the previous pleat). 2) you measure how far under you're going to pleat and double this 3) add the first measurement you took. So basically say you're going to make a pleat that's 2 inches, And you want each pleat to be 1 inch deep. You'd have 2 inches of fabric on the front side, you'd fold it back one inch, and then there would be three inches of fabric before you folded it back under (1 inch) again.

In my crappy picture below the visible part of each pleat extends to the end of the purple rectangle to it's right. The purple area shows where 1) the visible fabric of the pleat shows, 2) the fabric that's folded under, and 3) the fabric that is folded back towards the face of the pleat.  So, basically you have 2 inches, fold back 1 inch, fold forward 3 inches, and fold back 1 inch and fold over 3 inches (note that the first pleat may be a bit different depending on how you finish it. I'm sorry if that doesn't make enough sense. I'll try to explain it better if needed. But basically you figure out how wide you want each pleat, and how deep you'll need it using that formula and then you know how much pleating you'll need to fill a certain area.



Title: Re: Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin
Post by: Pretty Little Rainbow on October 25, 2010 09:19:32 AM
That skirt is great. I'm a sucker for stripes. I used to have a great article for pleating bookmarked but I can't seem to find it now. The basic idea of what you do is you 1) measure the front side of your pleat (this is the part that will stick out from underneath of the previous pleat). 2) you measure how far under you're going to pleat and double this 3) add the first measurement you took. So basically say you're going to make a pleat that's 2 inches, And you want each pleat to be 1 inch deep. You'd have 2 inches of fabric on the front side, you'd fold it back one inch, and then there would be three inches of fabric before you folded it back under (1 inch) again.

In my crappy picture below the visible part of each pleat extends to the end of the purple rectangle to it's right. The purple area shows where 1) the visible fabric of the pleat shows, 2) the fabric that's folded under, and 3) the fabric that is folded back towards the face of the pleat.  So, basically you have 2 inches, fold back 1 inch, fold forward 3 inches, and fold back 1 inch and fold over 3 inches (note that the first pleat may be a bit different depending on how you finish it. I'm sorry if that doesn't make enough sense. I'll try to explain it better if needed. But basically you figure out how wide you want each pleat, and how deep you'll need it using that formula and then you know how much pleating you'll need to fill a certain area.



 ??? I think Ill try to figure this out later haha, but thanks  :-*