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Topic: Fairytale Skirt ((very gibbous inspired!)  (Read 10791 times)
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Addie Marie
« on: March 04, 2009 08:54:26 PM »

I know, I'm posting this all over the place but I'm so excited that I hardly care. Smiley

I have been lusting after Gibbous skirts for... oh, about a year now. Even now, I check their website about every week because it's like a present every time she lists a new item.

So, after a year, I finally made my own skirt. I worked on this throughout all of February, and believe me, it took a good while! I started out with a pile of blue fabric, and a spool of blue thread. I made a basic waistband, and then just started pinning long scraps to it, using my free-motion quilting foot to piece everything together. It was extremely time-consuming because of the whole pinning part, and all the stitchery that attatches the sides of the pieces together (because, no, it's not just strips hanging off. I'm more modest than that. They had to be seamed at the sides, every piece.), and I'd estimate about 25-30 hours went into it. I had to do it in smaller doses, because, idk, I had this big problem focusing on it, and my attention span rivaled that of a flea.

I wish I were rich enough to buy a skirt & support gibbous, but I'm not. And I probably never will be. Like any good DIYer, I just had to figure it out for myself.

Okay, after all that chatter, I give you.... the epic fairytale skirt!!

(^^Flamingo pose!!)

I wore it into town the other day with my lovely cobalt blue peacoat, and I had an almost surreal experience-- I would walk into someplace, and people would really notice me! I've never had that, where people stop and look at you, really look--and I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me feel warm & fuzzy & delightful. I think my high heels helped my confidence a bit, too--crazy how they do that, isn't it? Smiley

Thank you so much for looking!!
« Last Edit: March 07, 2009 07:42:22 PM by Addie Marie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 09:17:30 PM »

This rocks!! Of course people noticed! (Although I'm sure they did before too Smiley )
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009 11:13:47 PM »

I absolutely love it. The little key fits in there perfectly with all the blue. Great job!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 11:55:28 PM »

I absolutely LOVE it!! I must make one!
any way you could give a little more detail on how you made it? what kind of waist did you make? how'd you sew the pieces? etc.
thanks Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009 06:32:43 AM »

I love gibbous! And your skirt is spectacular!

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009 10:19:13 AM »

That's such a great skirt!

I'm saving up little scraps for the day I can make my own scrappy skirt (or even dress) Cheesy I really love the whole ragdoll style, and I too covet gibbous clothing. xP

I apologize if the preceding post contained too many smilies.

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Addie Marie
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009 10:36:03 AM »

Thank you so much, everyone!! Your comments are all so lovely. Smiley

I absolutely LOVE it!! I must make one!
any way you could give a little more detail on how you made it? what kind of waist did you make? how'd you sew the pieces? etc.
thanks Cheesy

Thank you, darling!! I think everyone should have a skirt like this, they're so happy-making. ^^

The waistband was really lame, haha, I just took a long, long strip (long enough to go around my waist & about 8" wide), folded it in half, pinned it on me, and then pinned five or six darts all the way around to make it fit nicely. I did it this way because I wasn't even sure at that point if I was going to get very far on the skirt, it didn't matter if it was messy, and... well, I was lazy, mostly. Wink

The rest of it was spontaniously and hap-hazardly put on. I would pin those long scraps on in maybe a ten inch section, and then with my free-motion quilting foot I'd just go crazy. I'd add pleats and tucks, gathers and wrinkles, and sew all the way down the sides to connect the strips. It's very clear on the skirt where I would get tired, because there's a lot less stitching there, haha. But then I'd go back, adding more strips over and under the other ones, just going on whatever I felt like at that moment.

Good luck on yours! And thank you again, guys, you're all so wonderful.

« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009 11:49:51 AM »

oh wow  Cool this is probably one of the coolest skirts i've seen in a while. Now i finally have a way to use up all the scraps i've saved.
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009 01:14:03 PM »

Ok, so I had to go look up Gibbous after reading your post, and all I can say is that I understand why you've been lusting after them!  I adore that kind of thing, and I think you did a very nice job creating your own Gibbous inspired skirt, and I think I may have to take inspiration from you and create my own as well (because let's face it, we don't all have $150 to spend on a skirt!)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009 02:55:35 PM »

Nice job, the skirt came out fantastic and it looks really good on you.

Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
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