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« on: November 23, 2008 05:40:11 PM »

Hey all ---

I have spent the last 5 weeks working on this rainbow skirt. It started as a pleasure and ended up being such a chore. I totally love the end produce, so so beautiful!!! Though it is heavy.

The skirt is made up of 5 inch squares put together in strips. There are 9 tiers. The tiers or strips are yellow, orange, pink, red, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple. The purple was shorten to make the hem and to keep the skirt at 39 inches in length.

For each row/tier I increased the length by 1/2 of the one above. By the time I got to the bottom tier I was using 420 squares - though I had to add 23 more squares as I gathered too much on the last row. Making the last tier 1993.5 inches long (giving 1/4 inch seam allowance for each side of squares) - that means 166 feet of spin, or 55 yards of spin. This is some skirt....

below are some photos.....as always comments are welcome

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in motion...

held out...


decorative hem...


the skirt by itself....

thanks for looking....  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008 05:44:43 PM »

Well dont you look cute!  Grin

Great job.  What alot of hard work.  The colours are great especially the way they 'transition'. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008 05:46:48 PM »

that is one big beautiful skirt!

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008 05:50:52 PM »

Holy Christmas thats an awesome skirt. I admire your sewing skills and much more your patience.
I made one of those blasted things for a 4 year old and it took FOR FREAKIN EVER!
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008 05:53:25 PM »

absolutly amazing!! what dedication you have! How much thread did you go through on that? Wink  I bet you used atleast 15 bobbins full just on the hem alone!! WOW!

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008 05:54:17 PM »

Wow. Just incredible!

What a great sense of color you have too. I have none, so I'm always amazed at those who do!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008 05:55:30 PM »

That is beautiful, amazing and awe-inspiring! Wow!! Very, very, *very* impressive!


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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008 06:06:36 PM »

Oh my goodness, this is so remarkably awesome! I have always loved very full skirts that tend to gather and twirl, but this is better than any I have ever seen! I am jealous Wink You did a beautiful job!

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008 06:24:11 PM »

amazing work  and patience as well!

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008 07:10:43 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the colors. Congrats on completing such a consuming project -- it looks terrific. Thanks for sharing!

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