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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008 03:42:11 PM »

Cute again!  Love the detailing.   Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008 06:07:42 PM »


It reminds me of that one clothing like that is all just scraps sewing/patchworked together. I forget what it's called, but it's really neat.

Want to go further in depth as to how you made it? I'd love that.
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2008 06:34:07 PM »

its looks very sweet and delicate....i would wear it to a wedding...very beautiful
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008 08:12:54 PM »

this is beautiful. i love all the random layers and fabrics put into it
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2008 09:53:25 PM »

WOW!   Shocked
This skirt is like a dream come true to me.
I am absolutely in love.
I would pay much more for this skirt in a store than I normally would on clothing.

I am in awe.  Amazing amazing amazing.   Grin

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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2008 10:06:39 PM »

I can definitely see the cotton candy inspiration in this  Smiley I too was at the State Fair for the first and probably only time (although I loved petting the llamas at the petting zoo!) and I never imagined that any sort of crafty inspiration could come from it.
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2008 11:52:59 PM »

@ The Muffin:
I started out with a vintage slip that was too long for what I had in mind, so I chopped off the bottom half and made sewed a new elastic waist-band into the top of it.  Then I began to sew small strips of different fabrics onto the top tier of the slip (I don't know if you can tell, but the slip is actually divided into three tiers with two lines of lace) this process took forever because I was using tiny scraps of fabric and trying to make it look like a genuine collage.  When I had covered the entire top section of the skirt with scraps, I topstitched over the whole mess with purple thread to give it some texture (and to make sure that no stray bits fall off  Wink).
I pretty much repeated the process on the second section only I used much longer pieces of fabric.
For the third section of the skirt I gathered long strips of fabric and lace and sewed them on in layers of alternately pink and purple.  Then I decided to go completely overboard and whipped out my small stash of luminescent seed beads and tiny faux pearls  - I don't think much of the beading shows up on the pictures though.

Um That was probably too much text and/or extremely boring...Sorry - I'm not very good at explaining things.

I'm so jealous; I would've loved to pet baby llamas, only I couldn't find the petting zoo (my bf and I had a terrible time trying to read the map of the fair and we were both to shy to ask anyone for directions...)
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2008 12:35:24 AM »

that is absolutely AMAZING  I want to wear that skirt and eat it !  you are super tallented !! and I hope you dont mind If I try one similar .

« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2008 03:47:39 AM »

you are so good at these skirts! this is another great one Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2008 05:06:26 AM »

How cute! I love it!!

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