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« on: May 17, 2008 01:13:47 PM »

i have dreamed of the day that i could post something in the craftster: clothing: completed projects board...and today, my dream comes true...

i was browsing through ikea - stoughton and saw that they had fabric?! and some really intense yellow/black gingham print on clearance for a dollar a yard...so i bought the remainder of the bolt. only one snafu...i did not know how to sew.

fast forward 3 months later when i enroll in an adult ed course on learning how to sew. i am making simplicity 4070 but wanted a project on the side to see if i could actually sew without my awesome teacher. so i rifled through the dollar patterns at winmill,  a great family owned shop and found a skirt pattern that didn't seem too intense...
so, here goes and thank you thank you thank you for obliging my really long winded story. this posting moment is the apex of my craftster membership thus far..

look at the joy in this face...

a straight shot of the skirt.  excuse my roots

twirling with my beastie baby...

action shot!

it even has a waistband and zipper!   ...   fancy

and the pattern:

thanks for looking and i would love love love your comments!
so excited!

« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008 01:18:26 PM »

i LOVE that fabric. its so bright and cheerful. you did an awesome job on the skirt. i've been sewing on my own for a few months now, and i haven't really been brave enough to make any clothes for myself. i've altered some, and i have made pants for the hubby and dresses and a hat for my daughter. making clothes for yourself is a LOT more difficult though, especially when you don't have a dress form, which i don't. lol...

anyhow, awesome job on your first solo project! it looks really pretty on you Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008 01:21:48 PM »

Uber pretty!  I'm too afraid to give zippers and actual clothing a try.. maybe one day Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008 01:59:31 PM »

I love it! I am trying to work my way up to sewing my own clothes.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008 02:04:48 PM »

Very nice for a first effort. It sort of 'hangs' really well on you. Very summery too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008 02:51:24 PM »

i made a circle skirt with that same fabric from ikea!  i love it, and it looks great on you Smiley


i took a couple of pics of mine

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008 03:29:54 PM »

This is absolutely adorable!! I love the fabric, so bright and perfect for Spring/Summer weather, looks comfy too! Wel done  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008 04:59:29 PM »

Great job! What a fun pattern. It's perfect with that fabric. You did an amazing job! I can't wait to see what else you make!!! Keep posting!

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008 06:36:54 PM »

Wow good job!!  And with a zipper too!  You should be proud for your first project  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2008 06:43:26 PM »

Yeah!!! That is TERRIFIC!

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