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« on: August 10, 2004 10:39:04 AM »

hey everbody,

i had what i thought was a cool idea while attempting a pillowcase skirt: make it reversible! this came about because i had a fabric remnant that was pretty thin and a pillowcase that was white. either one by itself was probably going to be seethrough. so i put them both together, added a drawstring and some decorative trim, and came up with my new reversible skirt!

one side is gray:

and the other is white:

so what do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004 10:45:46 AM »

I love it! What an awesome idea!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004 10:50:37 AM »

I like it  Smiley  If you haven't done laundry, you could wear one side one day and the other the next and no one would know  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004 10:55:39 AM »

That is so cute! I love the ribbon trim on the bottom of the white one. Good Job!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004 03:20:55 PM »

thats such a neat idea!

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2004 08:46:52 PM »

Great idea, and I absolutely love the white side!

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2004 01:43:56 PM »

Whoa...that is adorably cute!

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2004 02:55:21 PM »

awesome possum those are cool!! Smiley
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2004 12:06:04 PM »

That is so awesome!  How did you do it?!?

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2004 02:30:29 PM »

That is so awesome! How did you do it?!?


it was pretty easy, and very similar to leah's original tutorial. since i was using one pillowcase (which meant the side seams were already sewn) and some remnant fabric (which, of course, did not already have side seams sewn), i first sewed the side seams on the fabric to match the width of the pillowcase. (note that if you were using two pillowcases of the same size, this wouldn't be necessary.) okay, that leaves you with 2 tubes of fabric. put one inside the other, right sides together. sew all the way around whichever end is the top. now open it up, so the right sides of both fabrics are facing up. make buttonholes (for your drawstring) close to the seam, and in the same position (so they'll line up when you put the fabrics back to back again). now put your fabrics wrong sides together. press your seam closed, and stitch around the top again, maybe 1/2" from the first seam. this creates your casing for your drawstring. now you just have to turn your hem under on each piece of fabric (probably easier if you separate your fabrics again and have them both wrong sides up). press those hem allowances. put the fabrics wrong sides together and stitch around the bottom, close enough to the edge to catch those hem allowances. i decorated with ribbon and bias tape, and used bias tape for my drawstring. you can decorate to your heart's content. and voila! c'est fini!

let me know if that's clear enough! 

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