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« on: November 04, 2006 09:20:40 AM »

Anyone else got "Sew What! Skirts: 15 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics" handy?


I'm planning to work my way through the whole book. So whether you are starting at the beginning or jumping around, skirt fans, please share what you've got going!

I went out this morning and got red floral fabric for Skirt #1. It's in the wash now!

VeganMom Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006 05:16:22 PM »

This book is FANTASTIC.  I picked it up Friday after work, and I feel so inspired, and encouraged.  Hopefully I will get a chance to draft out a pattern this week.


« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006 08:42:54 PM »

I banged out the first skirt with the drawstring waist on Saturday. It was fun and pretty easy. No pocket though... I'm trying to decide how to do it and if I want just one or two on there. Be useful at the playground with the kid to be able to hold my keys and whatever else she's handing me.

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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006 11:55:19 AM »

Very very nice.  Both of them.  I still haven't drafted out my pattern, but I decided today I am going to get some sewing done.  It's absolutely gorgeous outside, but I don't care.  I just want to be crafty.


« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006 07:48:09 PM »

I can't wait to see waht you come up with, Necia! Smiley

I want to draft out another pattern for the next skirt -- I got the zipper today and will try to wash the fabric tonight.

I'm a little nervous though because I've never dealt with a zipper.

« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006 12:54:08 PM »

I just got this book yesterday!  I am so excited to try the a-line, but I have been trying to find fabric for two weeks (in anticipation of getting the book), and can't decide on one I like, that won't make me look awful.

Hopefully I can join in soon!

« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 12:58:00 PM »

Welcome aboard the skirt making train! Smiley

I've been using cotton quilt fabrics because it comes in fun prints and it is relatively cheap. 

Working on pattern #2 (a-line with zipper) but it turned out TOO BIG! So I may have to do some ripping and change it over to elastic waist instead.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 01:03:09 PM »

You know, I would love to use a fun pattern, but I am too bootie endowed, and feel self-concious about having too much 'going on' in that area.  Shocked

I love the two you posted though.  I'd like to try the zip one too.  I actually prefer that to the drawstring, but I guess I should take baby steps!

« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006 02:54:13 PM »


I did the Polka Dotty (minus the polka dots) on page 83.  It's an A line with side slits and a side zipper.  I had to end up putting in a few darts on the front and I did some major mistakes on the zipper/facing.  You can't even tell.  Wink

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I can't wit to make more.  I love this book.  Cheesy
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