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Topic: dragon skirt to...umm dragon skirt:)  (Read 1769 times)
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« on: May 06, 2009 02:55:31 PM »

Last week, my Ex husband bought me a floor length pencil skirt.  (I have no idea why he bought me anything but Undecided)  There was a really cool dragon at the bottom on the back.  I couldn't see it  Sad.  Also, as a mom who chases kids all day, when would I wear a skirt I can't even walk in?  It could be shortened about three inches, not by cuffing but by scrunching it up and using buttons???
So...  I modified it.  Or really, shredded it and pieced it back together.

After -It is tooooooo big!  Oops!

But I did get a shot of my camera shy youngest in the background!
I had to use some really careful cutting to keep the snap closure pockets and to get the dragon and pockets where I wanted them.  You can see that it is too big at the waist here.  Oh well, I love it anyway.  After I took these, I added darts to the back to make it smaller.

I added belt loops, using a seam I cut off the bottom because I liked the grey stitching.

I also put the button on straps that used to short it to mid-calf back on in random places.

« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009 03:17:37 PM »

That is one of the coolest skirts I have ever seen! Grin  And it is done so well.  I would love to be able to sew and alter that well.  How cool!!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009 04:09:29 PM »

That is amazing! The skirt is so beautiful and you did such a great job on it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009 06:06:18 PM »

I have this skirt in maroon, I got it a long time ago and still love it.

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009 09:30:19 AM »

that is sooo beyond awesome!!! im now plotting
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