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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Alexander McQueen Skirt - Help? on: January 13, 2007 07:27:10 PM
elstir: That's a great idea!  I'll definitely think about that when I'm making my mock-up.

mmd32: Same here!  I hate those bubble mini skirts that are usually made out of stretchy knits... they don't look good on anybody.  But this skirt seems to have the right about of poof and still manage to stay slim in the butt/hip area.  I'm excited!

2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Alexander McQueen Skirt - Help? on: January 12, 2007 07:36:29 PM
Thanks everyone!

After playing around with my fabric for a while the other day I realized that a mock-up is going to be a very good idea.

Hopefully I'll have enough time to work on it... I'm heading back to college on sunday.  But my sewing machine is coming with me. :]

3  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Alexander McQueen Skirt - Help? on: January 10, 2007 05:34:43 AM

I discovered this skirt in the current February 2007 issue of Lucky Magazine (page 142) and I'm kind of in love. :]  'Cept its $388.00  "Ah... no."

I've already got some plaid flannel that I plan to use to sew the skirt myself... I'm going to bleach it a bit to give it a similar faded look...

I just can't seem to figure out how the pieces of the skirt would go together... It looks to me like its made up of drastically flared segments gathered up in a bubble hem... but its a little tricky to tell exactly what's going on.

Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated!


PS: Sorry about the poor picture quality... I searched forever online for a better photo of the skirt but to no avail... I ended up scanning it straight from the magazine.  :/
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: writing/drawing on shirts? on: January 08, 2007 07:37:59 PM
Sharpie won't come out in the wash but it will fade over time after multiple washings.  If you're okay with the possibility of the occasional touch-up, go ahead and use a sharpie, otherwise the transfer pens might be your best bet.

If you still want to draw directly on the shirt and not have to worry about reversing words and images with the transfer paper, you might try permanent paint pens... although I'm not sure how they'd hold up in the wash.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How can I make a skirt all flowy-like? on: January 08, 2007 05:55:41 PM
I'm not sure which dress you're talking about, but a circle skirt sounds like what you're looking for.

A circle skirt is usually made up of tapered sections -smaller up by the waist and gradually larger by the hem- and works well with most fabric.  Circle skirts are fairly simple to make and have that nice twirl that you might be looking for.

Hope that helped!  I'd try typing "circle skirt" into google images just to make sure that's what you're looking for.  :]

6  UNITED STATES / Vermont / Re: er... any other vermonters on the boards? on: January 07, 2007 08:01:21 PM
Hi, just joined the site... looks like this thread is kind of dead... but whatever.
I'm from St. Johnsbury.  Cheesy


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