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« on: October 10, 2010 09:59:01 PM »

I'm new at this so I'm still trying to figure out this bit... T.T Everything was hand stitched, which is why it took me a while to make it... (I'm scared I might break my grandma's sewing machine.)

So! I went to Goodwill a few weeks ago and found this awesome vintage curtain panel!

It was listed as ten dollars, so I was a little uncomfortable buying it, so I asked my Mama, my craft guru, via picture mail (i love technology) if she thought it would be a cute skirt, and she said it would, so that sealed the deal. I went to buy it and it ended up being only five dollars! I was so excited! So after a day or two, this was the product:

Originally that strip of fabric was supposed to be the band, but then I was going through my bag of fabric and fabric scraps, and I found an unfinished chocolate brown scarf, and my brain exploded. Literally. So again, I asked my mother what she thought, and she liked it! So I rolled with the idea and started to crochet the band (incidentally crocheting took the longest).


The bow was supposed to have little dangles, but it didn't look right when I put it together. I'm sure I'll use them for something else.

I tried to add more detail to it, so I decided to use yarn for the hem instead of thread.

And because I'm a firm believer that every skirt should have pockets, but my original pocket idea wasn't well thought out. (I wanted flower pockets, but they don't look right with a puffy skirt and there was no way I was going to cut the seams to add pockets because I was hand sewing everything.) I decided to add a hidden pocket out of a scrap of an old Star Wars shirt that I had used to make a pig!

Here's what happened to the flower I made for a pocket. ALSO! I used an incomplete version of this patter for the flower: http://skamama.blogspot.com/2007/11/5-petal-flower.html I believe I stopped after round eight...

And here is me with the skirt on!

I finished it just in time for work too! My skirt was supposed to have suspenders. I might buy a pair from Goodwill or something and see if they work out, but right now I like the way it turned out. XD

Edit: THANK YOU MAREMARE for helping me figure out the images. I'm such a N00B! T.T
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010 10:25:14 PM »

Wow! this makes such a beatiful skirt!
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010 06:21:19 AM »

It's turned out beautifully, I like the crochet especially.

Hope you decide to give the sewing machine a go sometime - it will feel so quick and easy!

« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010 08:32:08 AM »

That is adorable Grin
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010 08:48:38 PM »

Wow, at first I was skeptical. Mostly because the colors remind me of the carpet. But the final product is actually very cute. Well done.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010 12:40:18 PM »

wow that is really cute i especially love how you did the waist band and the flower is cute to

« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010 12:44:31 AM »

Very nice!

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010 01:52:29 AM »

I love everything about this - it's just wonderful.  The crochet waistband is genius (don't you love those inspirational brain blowing moments when you figure out how something could work?!!).  Really great work - can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010 11:50:59 PM »

Thank you for the compliments! And it does have a carpet sort of feel doesn't it? My grandparents used to have this awful green carpet in their house and whenever I look at this skirt, I think of it. XD

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010 10:47:06 AM »

oh my i really love it  Grin looks great
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