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Topic: Finished! Two skirts (Simplicity 3881) and one shirt (Simplicity 5059) IMG heavy  (Read 1806 times)
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« on: March 27, 2008 05:08:39 PM »

A couple days of sewing and listening to Wefunk Radio and I turned out these:

This is a tiered skirt made out of some material I bought in Kenya. The pattern was decent (Simplicity 3881) though the details on how to sew in the tiers was vague and confusing (or I was confused) Grin

Another skirt with flounce made from some African batik cloth.
Finally, this lovely top is a pattern from the stash...prob 3 years old? Anyway, Simplicity 5059 was also decent though the little loops you see instead of buttonholes were impossible to construct as directed (turning inside out on a 1/4" seam?!) so I modified that. Lots of pieces to the pattern but once you get rolling it is an reasonable project yielding snazzy results, don't you think  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 05:13:31 PM »

Ooh they look very fun for summer time!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 05:15:58 PM »

Those are cute. They make wish I could wear skirts more often... And the shirt is wonderful!!
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 05:25:11 PM »

Cute! I really love the top.  I have a special thinga ma jing to turn fabric tubes and still have problems.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 06:37:09 PM »

I love the color of that top! It's so summer-y. Great job on the skirts too!

Here's a tip for turning those skinny straps: Sew a small piece of thread(just a few inches long is fine) through the top of the strap, once through each side. Tie that onto a yarn needle and insert the needle into the strap. Pull it through and the strap will turn itself! I just figured this out last week, a McCall's pattern had the same type of buttons but it must have had better instructions than the Simplicity pattern! Hope this helps!

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