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1  Re: Flirty springtime pillowcase skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sagefemme on: March 13, 2008 07:40:58 PM
Thanks for all the appreciation, pals! It is so nice to be able to come here and share successes and be inspired.

cute_anarchy: Here these are called Goodwill "outlet" stores. I don't know if they exist outside of portland?

3littlechicks: I did this pillowcase skirt different than the standard way of using the pillow opening for the bottom edge. To feature this print I used the pillowcase on its side, which also allowed a little more bum room, and leg walking room for that matter.

Here is an attempt to illustrate. I cut approximately along the red (diagonal) lines to create a front and back. I made sure the width at the top was 1/2 my hip measurement + a seam allowance, to be sure it would fit over my hips.
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2  Flirty springtime pillowcase skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sagefemme on: March 12, 2008 07:39:14 PM
I think this is my favorite recon EVAR.

This cool retro pillowcase was purchased at the Goodwill's last-stop-before-the-dump where you buy things by the pound! It became a happy skirt with the help of a thrift store tee shirt for the waistband, and an old slip and a bit of fabric from the remnant bin for the second tier. I really had fun doing the twill ties in the back that kind of bustle the skirt. I really like the muted color scheme, that is somehow still springy.

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3  Rooooster! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sagefemme on: August 01, 2007 06:10:27 PM
I rescued this appliqued and embroidered rooster from the second hand store where he was living on a pillow case and bound for the dump. I bought him for $.50 (approximately since they sell stuff by the POUND!) I pulled out coordinating scraps from my bags of quilting scraps. Now he is part of a patchwork skirt that I can't stop looking at! I just sort of winged it (haha) on the pattern based on my understanding of A-line skirts from "Sew What! Skirts". I gave it a drawstring waist with beige twill tape. It is so delightful. Any and all cock jokes gleefully welcomed.


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