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« on: September 29, 2009 07:25:54 AM »

So, after a very unsuccessful trip to hobbycraft I was feeling a bit down one day last week, so I thought I would try John lewis haberdashery instead. I've never really made clothing before (apart from a ball gown when I was 16 and a vest in that same year for GCSE textiles) and they had a sale on New Look patterns, so I picked one that looked easy and bought the rest of the supplies. (The pattern is number 6872).

Even better, at home I had a bed set that my mum had rejected when I'd bought it after my room had been decorated (it only cost 1.96, reduced from 15!) So the first skirt is made from this bed set. I wore this out on Saturday and my friend asked me where I bought it from!

The second skirt was made from a remnant of fabric I got fro John Lewis (fell in love with the pattern) I had to squeeze every last cm out of the fabric. I know this isn't really a reconstruction but I used the same pattern.

The last skirt is by far my favourite! I bought a dress from New Look back in about February, it was reduced to 50p because it had a humongous tear in it (unfortunately I dont have any before photos) but it was one of those dresses that looks like a high waisted skirt with a tank-top out of tshirt material attached). I thought I could use that fabric and never got round to doing anything with it. SO...when I had successfully made the other two skirts I came across this piece of fabric and literally squeezed two pieces out of it! And voila, a third skirt, which Im wearing out tonight. I adore the fabric!


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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009 08:55:39 AM »

All 3 are adorable Smiley 


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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009 01:55:17 PM »

I love the black and white one best, never would have guessed it was linens!

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009 02:11:36 PM »

Niiiiice!  Love the patterns Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009 07:43:14 AM »

great skirts! note to self: have to try out that pattern!

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009 07:46:15 AM »

I like the black and white one the best too.  I know I would have had problems lining it up correctly, you did a great job!

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009 12:51:18 PM »

I love all of them but the first is my fav! I love Damask prints Smiley
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009 02:49:05 PM »

Thanks for all the great comments guys!  Cheesy

I'm hoping to make another one out of the damask print with the smaller print as pockets and maybe a sash if I'm feeling really adventurous!

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009 09:13:40 AM »

you totally should !
I think that would look amazing
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