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Topic: Another Jeans Recon: '60s Refugee Skirt  (Read 7699 times)
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« on: July 22, 2010 07:20:42 AM »



This isn't a 100% faithful reproduction.  The vintage skirts had to be made out of actual Levi's bell-bottoms and, of course, patterned denim was unavailable at that time.  Indeed, pre-washed denim was a '70s innovation.  But I think I've captured the basic style...
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010 07:22:07 AM »

i love! i want! Cheesy

i bet it feels great when you move too, nice job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 07:24:48 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 07:56:03 AM »

Very cool!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010 08:11:16 AM »

I love it!!! great job!! (...adding another project to the list...)  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 09:38:34 AM »

Oh I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010 09:57:09 AM »

omg wow, i have some cords i have split up the sides to see what i could to do with them, i reckon they'd go great with bits of fabric i have about!

just a q; if i was to copy this style, would it need to be similar weights of fabric used in the patches as in the main body of he skirt?
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010 04:40:10 PM »

That is great.

I think I might have to see if I can do something similar with all the jeans I have here.....oh wait the op shop has them for $1 a pair.
I see a trip coming on.....

I love the pose too.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010 01:51:45 AM »

Wow very awesome, and I bet warm in winter too.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2010 02:40:18 AM »

omg wow, i have some cords i have split up the sides to see what i could to do with them, i reckon they'd go great with bits of fabric i have about!

just a q; if i was to copy this style, would it need to be similar weights of fabric used in the patches as in the main body of he skirt?

Yes, exactly!  If you use lightweight fabric, it will hang funny.  Upholstery remnants work really well.  Also, the original jeans were skinny, so in addition to adding fabric in the front, back and at the side seams, I slit the legs, in back and front, from the bottom to around the knee and added fabric there too.  I used stitch-witchery instead of pins to place the pieces.  I pieced directly on the jeans so I would get the flare I wanted (I'm not good at measuring and doing math).  If this doesn't make sense or if you want to know more, ask away!  Good luck and have FUN!
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