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1  Re: Sew Along: "Sew What! Skirts" in Clothing Sewalongs by veganmom on: November 29, 2006 06:43:30 PM
Another elementary school girl's skirt and the last star skirt. The star skirt's underlayer was left peeking out on purpose to make it different from the one where it is even.


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2  Re: Sew Along: "Sew What! Skirts" in Clothing Sewalongs by veganmom on: November 27, 2006 10:36:34 AM
This costume is for an elementary school girl... same ankle-length a-line skirt I've been making for the others. This time I didn't bother drawing a paper pattern. I just drew it right on the fabric.

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3  Re: Sew Along: "Sew What! Skirts" in Clothing Sewalongs by veganmom on: November 21, 2006 11:45:34 AM
Taken a detour from making things for me to making costume things for kids in the Christmas Pageant. Based on skirts, of course!

My kid and her slightly older friend have "kwaanza costumes" that they have to wear with black t-shirts.

The swatch of cotton novelty print:

J's outfit has vertical bars with an elasticized scarf...

...the other little girl gets horizontal with a tie kerchief.

Both kids also play "stars" so they get star skirts. This is the first time I've sewn on these fabrics and it was a bit slippery. But I let it go and just let it be as "organic" a skirt as it felt like being.

Swatch of gold foil on sheer hunter green with hunter green lining underneath

My kid:

Taking a break and then making the next star skirt.

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4  Re: Sew Along: "Sew What! Skirts" in Clothing Sewalongs by veganmom on: November 15, 2006 09:22:52 PM
The only thing left on this one is to hand sew the waist casing shut now that the elastic is in, but I'll save that for another day. Getting late and have to hit the sack.

I use a cotton twill camo-flower print in cream, wine, and purple.

Here's the skirt on the kitchen floor:

Here's the skirt on moi:

It actually started out to be skirt #2 from the book with the zipper. I didn't have any problem getting it in but somehow I miscalculated and even though I felt it was large I carried on putting in the facings and all that. Then came to find it was 3 inches too big when it put it on!

So I ripped out the facings, the zipper, finished sewing up the side, and changed it to a bias type hem for the bottom and then matching quilt binding for the waist. Thank goodness for elastic!

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5  Re: Sew Along: "Sew What! Skirts" in Clothing Sewalongs by veganmom on: November 08, 2006 06:07:33 AM
I am getting addicted to this skirt thing... banged another one up last night.

Here's the swatch of my latest effort at an a-line drawstring:

And here's the skirt. My first time trying to stick darts in.. should have made them deeper.

Nobody else is around to take a pix of me in it, but maybe later.


PS: DH took one at night...
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