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Topic: Anthropologie-inspred skirt and corset armwarmers  (Read 4861 times)
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« on: February 07, 2006 04:18:23 PM »

I liked the look of this skirt from Anthropologie:

But I can't afford to pay $300+ for a skirt that I can't wash if I spill something on it, so I made my own.

And these have been done for awhile, but I just got the pics. My hands are always cold in the winter and I had leftover fleece so I made these:

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006 04:19:55 PM »

The skirt looks great, and is a great knockoff

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006 09:16:06 PM »

I love Anthropologie! Great version!!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006 09:17:48 PM »

yay for skirts!! It's gorgeous. I really love the fabric choice!

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006 11:35:07 AM »

Your skirt is amazing!!!Much better than the anthropologie one!

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006 12:34:33 PM »

Is that a duct tape dressform that I see?  If so, how did you stuff it and do you have any tips on making one?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2006 01:41:31 PM »

Very impressive!!!

Did you use a pattern, or make something up yourself? I'm looking to make some long, professional-looking skirts to wear this summer for work...please advise on the best way to do so. Thanks!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2006 04:19:30 PM »

coool skirt, but what i really want to ask....could you possibly post a picture of your dressform? i want to make one and yours looks like it was very well done, i need some inspiration!

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2006 07:40:54 PM »

Thanks, everyone. Smiley

patellywells- I used a pattern for a basic long bias-cut skirt, but instead of the waistband I gave it a lining cut from the same pattern (which made it a little lower cut but I like hiphuggers better anyway) but I only made that knee-length. The sheer stuff at the bottom was sewn to the bottom of the lining, and then after I hemmed that, I cut the brown stuff off asymmetrically and hemmed that. I tend to start with patterns more, particularly in this case since it was one I already had, and then change things around from there; I hope that helps some.

Marim and CosmicCarrot- I actually had a mannequin to start with for the dressform, that a friend of a friend managed to get for free from some local boutique (my friend, who also sews, got a couple of them and then gave them to her sewing friends.) I had to pad mine a bit with quilt batting and duct tape and an old bra to get it my size, since the proportions were right for me but the measurements were tiny. I'll try to get a pic up soon, though since I didn't make mine completely from scratch, I'm not sure how much help it will be to you. But I know there have been other tutorials here in the past on making them, and there's a pretty good one at http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00002.asp. I was seriously thinking about using those instructions to make myself one before the mannequin came up.

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