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« on: August 06, 2011 08:12:50 AM »

I got this dandy little square scarf at a garage sale for 25 cents. I absolutely loved the colours, but couldn't really figure out what to do with it because I don't really wear square scarves. Then, early this summer, I found a lovely little boutique with recycled clothing and it gave me the idea to make this skirt:

So it was a 25 cent scarf + old zipper + piece of fabric I already had in my stash + a LOOOT of patience.
It looks really simple and, frankly, it is, I just started it the wrong way. Instead of cutting a circle in the middle of the scarf, I cut a slit; obviously, that didn't work and had to be redone, which was a pain given that the slippery fabric wasn't the easiest to work with.

So, simple way of doing it:
- Take two scarves of pieces of square fabric and superpose them like on my first picture
- Measure your waist (where you want your skirt to sit)
- Draw a circle of that diameter in the middle of the scarf and sew the two pieces together along that line
- Cut out the circle leaving the seam allowance and turn one scarf into the other to hide the seam
- Stitch on the right side of the fabric along the circular hole to keep the two scarves together
- Choose where you want the back to be, cut a slit and sew on a zipper. Voila!

Despite all the trouble it gave me, I love it! Although I don't wear it without leggings like on the picture, because it lifts with the slightest wind  Tongue hehe
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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011 08:49:56 AM »

Your skirt is beautiful.  Cool

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011 11:20:36 AM »

lovely - and so simple!
very clever

any advice on how to it for a little girl without a zipper?
maybe elastic?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 12:06:02 PM »

That's great! Would be nice and light in warmer weather too.

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011 04:50:07 PM »

lovely - and so simple!
very clever

any advice on how to it for a little girl without a zipper?
maybe elastic?

What you can try is use an elastic the diameter of her waist and then have the skirt hole attached to the bottom part of the elastic?

Actually, I wanna try that for me, for a future skirt! hehe Wink
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