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« on: February 20, 2008 01:22:05 PM »

This has to be the most comfortable skirt I've ever put on.. I used a total of 45 squares of fabric from tee shirts (some from my closet, most from a recent "Dollar Day" at my local Goodwill) and it came out amazingly well.  I'll gladly post a tutorial on the pattern when I have time.  It was super easy, just took a while (hey, it's patchwork!). 

Sorry bout the pics... the lighting was bad and the stupid ottoman kept getting in the way!  My only question is, should I leave the bottom hem all uneven like that (I kinda like it), or should I make a straight hem? 



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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008 01:25:51 PM »

I would leave the bottom uneven, I think it's very nice!


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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008 01:37:30 PM »

I like it.
I think it adds character to the skirt if you leave the bottom uneven like that.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008 01:39:48 PM »

I think it's a gorgeous skirt which I desperately want to own! I really like the bottom.  And I would LOVE a tute!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008 01:40:09 PM »

Very nice! Great job on finding all those earthy-toned t-shirts too. I wish I could wear long skirts... they make me look shorter than I already am.  Undecided

I agree, I think the uneven bottom makes it look that much more bohemian.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008 01:43:06 PM »

I second the notion for a tute!  Smiley  And, I would definitely keep the hem as-is.  I think a straight edge would not look right.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008 02:15:30 PM »

I would definitely leave the bottom hem like that. It adds visual interest to the bottom. Very cute and extra comfy looking!


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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008 02:24:48 PM »

I love the bottom! And the colours... so earthy and delicious! XD
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008 03:00:43 PM »

Ooooh, this looks like a great project to make with all the leftover fabric from my constantly unfinished t-shirt quilt.  I look forward to the tutorial!
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008 05:18:25 PM »

i love the uneven bottom.  the colors are gorgeous.  what a great idea!
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008 05:29:31 PM »

Beautiful skirt!  The colors are perfect, and if you change the bottom I'll be very sad.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008 07:47:57 PM »

Hurry up and post the tute -- I want one!
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008 07:57:41 PM »

Hurry up and post the tute -- I want one!

LOL... okay I read yer message when I got on to post it, so here ya go!!! Smiley

Let me know if I'm too vague or confusing, I'm not an experienced tutorial poster. 





Let me know if you have any questions!
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008 01:38:06 AM »

oh thank you soo much for this tutorial!  I love the skirt. And you look fabulous in it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008 03:57:39 AM »

Hurry up and post the tute -- I want one!

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oh and thank you very much for the tute!
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008 07:09:38 AM »

it looks great!  i need to get to a thrift store and find some cheap t-shirts now...  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008 07:43:32 AM »

What a hot skirt!  Leave it unhemmed  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008 03:00:36 PM »

I like the uneven hem!  It's nicely done. 
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008 03:15:44 PM »

Thanks so much!  I didn't realize that you would post so quickly.  I'm going to start it tonight.  How long did it take you to make?
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008 03:31:59 PM »

me-oh- my fabulous job mama! the tutorial is also much appreciated!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2008 04:29:22 PM »

What a gorgeous skirt! It looks so comfy, and so pretty all at the same time. I love the bottom too.

Thankyou so much for the tutorial! I've got a bag of teeshirt backs waiting for something (they're from the makings of another teeshirt throw...).

So, yes...thankyou so much for posting the tutorial!
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2008 06:08:45 PM »

Bookmarked! I'm sure I'll have leftovers from that t-shirt-quilt-i'll-eventually-start
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008 06:58:20 PM »

this is so pretty! and I agree with everyone else that the uneven hem looks awesome, I think it makes it even more unique! Thanks for the tutorial, I think I'm going to try and make a shorter version for myself.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2008 10:37:44 AM »

Thanks so much!  I didn't realize that you would post so quickly.  I'm going to start it tonight.  How long did it take you to make?

Patience is a virtue.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2008 12:50:33 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2008 03:30:34 PM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial.  My friends all say I'm their little hippy Roll Eyes, I was going to make a tie dye dress for prom, but maybe I'll rock a patchwork skirt instead, now I just need to find that many t shirts on my almost nonexistant budget. Again thanks and BTW I love your style(hope that doesn't sound creepy) Undecided
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2008 06:37:49 PM »

I like the hem the way it is. Asymmetrical hems are nice. Smiley That skirt rules. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2008 10:09:14 PM »

I concur- leave the bottom as is.
That must be the comfiest skirt ever! I must make one now.
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008 11:52:26 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2008 09:14:21 AM »

Great job! Off to dig through some tee shirts now Wink
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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2008 12:24:05 PM »

I love it! The colors are great and it looks really comfortable. Plus, it's inspired me with the best idea ever. Good job!
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2008 07:48:28 AM »

I like the bottom hem. That skirt looks incredibly comfy Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2008 05:17:01 PM »

this is awsome  uneven.. looks great good work
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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2008 09:43:48 AM »

oh my god, that is so pretty, and looks super comfy. i want to try this!
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2008 12:03:33 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2008 09:27:42 AM »

I've just finished my own patchwork skirt project -- except I didn't use tees.  I used an old tiered, silk peasant skirt with loads of material.  It took about 3 weeks for me to complete.  Will post with pics...

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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2008 12:06:27 PM »

I've just finished my own patchwork skirt project -- except I didn't use tees.  I used an old tiered, silk peasant skirt with loads of material.  It took about 3 weeks for me to complete.  Will post with pics...

Yeah I'd definitely love to see it... I love patchwork skirts.  Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2008 11:12:16 PM »

Beautiful!!!  Grin I'd love to make one!
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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2008 10:18:39 AM »

it looks great! i dig the uneven hem too.
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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2018 08:50:28 AM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I've had this bookmarked for ages and finally got one finished for my small daughter. I fussy cut the pocket, she loves that part. I also added triangles to the bottoms for a straighter hem, it still needs actually hemming but it's totally wearable as is.
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