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« on: January 04, 2010 09:50:32 AM »

I had this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0 saved in my 'want-to-try-someday' folder for quite a while and I had this pretty wool plaid lying around that I wanted to use.
Also blogged about here: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/high-waisted-plaid-skirt/

For a non-strechy fabric it definitely needs a zipper (I learned the hard way   Roll Eyes ). And for the zipper a zipper foot would probably have been handy and it would have come out nicer but I didn't have one and had to do without. I still like the original better but I might try it again some time with a different fabric (I also didn't have enough left of the plaid to gather it enough at the waist).
In the background you can see my 1929 treadle sewing machine which I sewed it on  Grin.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010 10:30:19 AM »

this is so cute! i love the fabric, and i think the exposed zip really goes with the plaid. perhaps at the top of the zip you could put in a hook and eye if you're worried about that part?

also love the old sewing machine. im far too much of a numbskull to be able to deal with a treadling!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 12:02:59 PM »

wow so cool. I'll have to make that myself!

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 10:45:26 PM »

Thank you both!

perhaps at the top of the zip you could put in a hook and eye if you're worried about that part?
Thanks, I was thinking about that too. I'll probably put in a button at the top  Smiley

im far too much of a numbskull to be able to deal with a treadling!!
Treadling is actually not as hard as it looks, I find it pretty easy and I've only had the machine for a week! You should try it! It's really a lot of fun  Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 10:48:06 PM »

i just posted a thread 5 min ago of my first project and i used that same tutorial
yours is way better then mine though(:
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