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Topic: Lobster Skirt* now with tutorial!* (a pleat tutorial too)  (Read 94782 times)
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« on: May 22, 2005 07:16:08 PM »

So tonight i made a skirt:

there's lobsters on it!

and its pleated!

and theres a zebra button!

 this is my first post.... the end!

~Sarah Mack

P.S.~  BEING BOILED HURTS!! LIBERATE A LOBSTER!  (which is what my green shirt says... also made (or ironed on) by me)

Okay, ladies!!! (and gentlemen, if you gentlemen are into making skirts)

Step 1.) Measure aorund your waist, add a dfew inches, depending on how much you want it to overlap, then like.. 3 inches for the part you have to hem   So then you cut out the fabric, and hem all 3 sides so it doesnt look like crap.  It'll look like this:

step 2.) How long do you want your skirt? (or the skirt you're making a girl...or um yourself, whatever) i dont care, you decide, then add like uhh... the amount of inches your waistband is and another 3 or so inches for hemming... hem  this hunk of cloth too.  Just assume you'll need a boatload of fabric becuase pleats take a lot of width. (i got 2.5 yards but i think 2 would be fine)  then IT will look like THIS:

step 3.) then we start the pleating, which is the hard part.  Okay. so i used 3 inch pleats. SO!

you measure 3 inches, then fold 3 inches under, and pin it to the next 3 inches.... let me know if that made so sense...

Step 486596.) So, now you're going to sew the pleats so they stay.  like in this here picture!

and then you do that until all the pleats are sewed pleatey.

**** important tip!!*** make sure your pleats are going the right way!! i maden this one skirt and they all pleated in and the outside just loooked ridiculous.

step 6.02 times 10^23)  sew on the waistband... if it doesnt fit... improvise. you'll probably have to along the way anyway.

Step last step: Sew on a button, a zipper, a string, whaaaatever.
and badabing! you're done.

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005 07:41:32 PM »

That is really cute! 

I agree with you but for different reasons.  Lobster is way overrated.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005 07:49:28 PM »

i love lobsters (not for eating). Your skirt is very cute.

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005 08:35:50 PM »

your skirt rocks! the lobsters are lovely, the pleats are perfect and the zebra button is..... hmmmm... cute! i especially like that you've got creepy crustaceans crawling all over your butt Cheesy  alliteration is awesome... Wink

P.S. i love the orange on black! (but dont lobsters only go that colour if they have failed to be liberated and are post-boiling? aaaargh!)
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005 10:04:10 PM »

I love your outfit!

However. . .  I must point out that those skirt-lobsters are red, leading me to believe that they have already been boiled, and thereby contradicting your shirt!

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005 10:15:38 PM »

Every time I walk by the lobster tank in the supermarket I've secretly wanted to buy one and keep it as a pet and name 'em Bob or Larry.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005 10:46:23 PM »

wow, i totally made a skirt out of the same exact fabric last year.  your skirt is way cuter though...mine's a mini which, sadly, is too mini on me now and i can't wear it. 

you're is cute.  watch out for b52 jokes

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2005 03:27:09 PM »

That Is so cute! It hits close to home too, cause I live in New England. I live near the coast and don't like lobster! Oh the blasphemy! I love it!

I would rather be knitting.
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2005 03:32:19 PM »

 veg*ns represent! your skirt is awesome Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005 04:12:58 PM »

Awww I lobsters are awesome! My roommate and I wanted to get a lobster and name him Francisco. I love the whole outfit.

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