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« on: December 05, 2007 08:24:13 PM »

I found 2.5 yards of this lovely turquoise/robin egg blue wool at the thrift store for $6.95 and decided to make a skirt out of it. When I saw the Stop Staring back pleated skirt, I knew I had to make it! I saw the skirt in an ebay auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/STOP-STARING-1940s-STYLISH-PLEATED-PENCIL-SKIRT-M_W0QQitemZ320177647621QQihZ011QQcategoryZ63864QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem









I like longer pencil skirts, myself, so I added 8 inches to my pattern (I used one I drafted).

I think it's my new favourite skirt, even though it's a pain to walk up the stairs in  Grin
I received many compliments when I wore it from people I don't even know, and even three "You should be on Project Runway!"'s from my friends. I don't think I will be auditioning  Tongue

Oh, and it was the first time I've ever been able to show my zipper off! If anybody else is having trouble with zippers, I recommend this tutorial. It's really easy to follow!
http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2007/02/05/centered-zipper-application-one-method/
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007 08:31:43 PM »

SO CUTE!!!  I love it!  The design, the colour, everything!  Looks great on you too Smiley 
I might have to make a skirt like that Smiley  That fabric was a good find!

Woah, did you see you were the second person to post this skirt style today?  How weird!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007 08:32:36 PM »

That's very lovely, a good job adapting the pattern!

And thrift-store buys are always smart choices.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 08:35:09 PM »

the color is fabulous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 08:40:43 PM »

Gorgeous! Great find on the cloth!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 08:43:16 PM »

I love the color, the style, and the fact that you drafted the pattern yourself. Fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 09:04:22 PM »

holy cow. i love this, the color the style the back, everything. love love love it. wish i knew how to sew. oorrr had anything to wear it too...
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 10:28:41 PM »

Very beautiful, I love that you used wool. I used a lovely muted aqua/turquoise lightweight wool for my senior collection, I just adore how wool melts together at the seams. And great link on that zipper tute - I know of that site professionally, and they really know their stuff!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 11:00:36 PM »

I love that skirt!  That's a length I love, it's hard to believe it was 8 inches shorter! 
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007 12:43:29 AM »

That's really cute Cheesy I just love the colour you chose, looks excellent!
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