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Topic: A Patchwork Skirt - Now pics in post!  (Read 915 times)
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« on: July 16, 2009 07:56:49 PM »

This is my first post and my first attempt at making 1. something patchwork and 2. a skirt.  Please be gentle!

I got a bunch of pre-cut quarters and some other fabric intending to make a cute sundress... I got to a point where it was either rip out a bunch of seams for the third time or make my project into something else and start over on the dress.  Luckily, what I had was the perfect measurements for a skirt!  All I did was hem and turn down the top/add a drawstring and voila.  I may add some slits on the sides because it's a little constricting to walk in, but we'll see...

This is the completed skirt:

Front view:

And side view:

Sorry about the fuzzy quality of the last 2... it's late and taking pics in a mirror w/a flash just doesn't work out too well, which I'm sure you all know!  Aside from this not being the intended project, construction went very smoothly.  I had no idea what I was doing but somehow the math all worked out in the end.  The only snafu I had was that the cotton material I used was very thin, so when I was doing the buttonholes for the drawstring (which I would definitely make a bit longer next time) the material kept getting pulled down by my bobin so they're a little sloppy looking.  Overall I'm quite pleased with how it came out considering it was trial and error and my first try at clothing without a pattern.  

Now I just have to figure out how to get the dress to work... if anyone knows any resources for drafting dress patterns online I'd love to know!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009 09:24:00 AM »

That looks really good! I like the colours of the patches and the fabric you used for the sides. Fat quarters are deceiving, you always think you have so much more fabric than you really do!



« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 02:29:52 PM »

Super cute!  Patchwork is hard.  Way to go!
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009 08:06:27 AM »

Yes, at first I was like "wow, these panels are so big!" then when I put them all together not so much.... gotta figure out how to draft an a-line skirt for the dress :/
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