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« on: July 18, 2008 07:31:35 PM »

First, thanks to all of you who have posted on here, your creations inspired me to whip out the sewing machine and make clothing for the first time in.. well.. too darned long.

Enough sucking up... here is my new skirt. I started with  McCalls M5056 and decided to change it up a bit. It is made from black and white cotton gauze. Instead of the godets being the same color, I went for an alternating theme of white and black with white diamonds. The main part of the skirt is just the black. (I was going to make all the godets white, but did not buy enough - which I am glad.. never woulda done the diamond thing then.)

The diamonds were appliqued on with a zigzag stitch then the black behind cutout so as not to make the white dingy before its time.

so.. viola!
just standing there.. white and black

ooh! like magic.. shapes appear!

the alternating white godets and diamonds.

« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 07:42:55 PM »

wow!love it
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 07:48:15 PM »

ooooh that's pretty! It would look super duper awesome with a puffy petticoat! Wink

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008 08:07:21 PM »

omg that would be an awesoe skirt if you were like a card dealer or somthing...............

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008 12:25:50 PM »

That's gorgeous!
I've always wanted to make one of those skirts but I just don't know how.

« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008 12:40:44 PM »

That's soo pretty all it needs is a petticoat and it would be so egl
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008 02:17:49 PM »

Thanks everyone. It is very cool and comfy (gotta love gauze)

eyeshadow... I would love to post a tutorial but it would be mostly following the pattern. The only mods I did were changing the color in the godets to white and a basic applique of the diamond shapes.  All I did there was cut some diamond shapes out (from a pattern I just made up) zigzagged around the edges then carefully cut the black fabric out from behind (mostly, this would not be necessary, but I had a semi sheer white on black.. makes it look dingy.. I can do that enough with my lack of great laundry skills. Wink - oh.. and overcompensate a bit when buying the contrasting fabric for pesky grainlines and cutting it out. Had to run back and get more when I discovered this. bleh.

I am thinking about making this pattern again with some other fabrics that might do better on top of a petticoat... now that I see this one works pretty well for me.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008 07:35:26 PM »

That is soooo awesome!! I agree with everyone that it would look great with a petticoat. Nice job.

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