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Topic: Andrew Makes a Necktie Skirt For His Sweetheart  (Read 33821 times)
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« on: December 20, 2004 03:44:34 PM »

My friend Andrew asked me if I would teach him to sew a necktie skirt so that he could give it to his girlfriend, Sydney for Christmas. 

"Of course!"  Teaching kids to sew is just about my favorite thing in the world to do and I was really impressed that Andrew wanted to give this a try.  Andrew is 16.  This was his first sewing project and it turned out great!

First he borrowed one of Sydney's favorite skirts so that we would be sure to get the size right.  Then he selected ties in her favorite colors.  He cut them to length, stitched across the top to secure the basting and began sewing them together:



I helped him a little with the zipper, but he did 99.9% of the project himself.  Here he is attaching the waistband:



And here he is hand stitching the waistband on the inside of the skirt:



Here it is all done!



Didn't he do a great job? 

Shhhhh.... don't tell Sydney....  It's a surprise!

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004 04:05:58 PM »

what a sweetie!
to go to all the trouble of learning a new craft.. and doing it all himself, instead of just commissioning one.
that's cool.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004 04:34:07 PM »

Now *that's* love. The skirt's really cute, too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004 05:55:42 PM »

Wow. I love that kid. A guy that would SEW his girlfriend something is definately a keeper. Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004 05:59:46 PM »

Oh man what a cool kid! That is so cute that he did that for her. And it came out looking great!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004 06:00:51 PM »

awww.  that's so cute.  i want a b/f that'll sew something for me...
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2004 06:19:12 PM »

OMG! Andrew is a doll.  The skirt looks great.  Sydney will just love it!!!  How precious is this?  Great work, Andrew...(and good job teaching him rickrackruby.)  Sydney's friends are gonna be so jealous.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2004 06:24:00 PM »

Oh man, that'd be so rad-- a boyfriend that can sew AND a necktie skirt!
Now that's love...  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2004 06:34:31 PM »

What a great guy!  =)  Make sure Andrew reads all these pots here!!   
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2004 06:37:11 PM »

Oh man, that'd be so rad-- a boyfriend that can sew AND a necktie skirt!
Now that's love...  Wink

and is cute Cheesy
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