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« on: August 11, 2018 05:43:15 AM »

I love how this turned out and, as stated in the original tutorial, it is incredibly comfortable.


I did tweak the pattern because it turns out an odd shape with some funky blocky stuff happening at the otherwise pointy hemline. Here it is folded in half. There are 3 of those longer bits, when I wear the skirt one hangs at the back, one on each side.


Those double squares are very long, I'm pretty tall but even I would trip over this business.


A solution is to cut that into a shorter pointy shape that blends in with the rest. It is still an uneven hemline but it looks great, not weird at all.


When I cut up the shirts there was a lot of extra fabric so I cut some smaller squares for a skirt for my youngster, it's posted here.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018 06:30:29 AM »

That came out great!  I love the patchy Sally-esque feeling of it.  (As in Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas.)  I bet it's incredibly comfortable.  Beautiful work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018 07:48:19 AM »

Sally one of my first thoughts, too! CLM, you're like a Canadian with tee shirt version of the saying about Argentinians using every part of the cow, except the moo!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018 08:47:37 AM »

I thought Sally too, it's the (as my daughter calls them) gloomy colours.
I wore it out to breakfast this morning, it is as comfy as an old tshirt. Makes sense since I got them all at the second hand store, ha. I felt like I had better use up as much as possible since I'd purchased them instead of pulling from stash. I just didn't have the colours I wanted or enough of any colours. I have made so many blankets out of them lately that I actually need to go shopping for more to finish the last one.
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