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Topic: Four skirts plus a shrug (edit: shrug tutorial in comments)  (Read 11324 times)
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« on: August 09, 2009 11:23:25 PM »

Skirt number one:

Just a very simple pants-to-skirt reconstruction. The pants were from about eighth grade and a few inches too short by now but the corduroy was still in very good condition.

Skirt number two:

This skirt is the bottom 20" or so of a long old lady skirt from Goodwill. I just couldn't say no to the crazy pattern.

Skirt number three:

This skirt is the bottom of an incredibly ugly drop waist dress from a rummage sale. It was seriously a long sleeved tube with a skirt that started mid thigh, see

Shrug and skirt number four:

The shrug is just a little boys white shirt cut in the right places to work as a shrug. The skirt was made from leftovers of a t-shirt quilt. The bottom tier is all from the bottom edges of the original t-shirts to give the skirt just a bit of weight at the bottom and avoid an ugly hem.

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009 11:03:36 AM »

These are all very nice.  You obviously have a keen eye for the potential that lies dormant in ugly things!  I especially like skirt #2; very tasteful way to use an "old lady" print.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009 02:10:26 PM »

Your skirts are very cute! I love the old lady skirt, cute print! How did you cut the t-shirt to make the shrug? It is also very cute!

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009 09:29:32 AM »

To make the shrug I started with a too small t-shirt (I could get it on, but it was too tight to be flattering) and cut as shown by the dashed lines in the pictures below.


I would recommend cutting a straight line down from the neck and trying it on and marking where you want the neckline to be before cutting it. The ties come from part of the front bottom of the shirt (the 90 degree angle doesn't show once you knot them) so there's no sewing at all.


It would be pretty easy to dress this pattern up, like actually sew hems and everything, but like this its really nice to wear when it's hot enough for a tank top but just a tank top wouldn't be appropriate (I wore this pretty much every day last summer when I was working in an unair-conditioned lab)
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