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« on: June 25, 2004 11:36:26 AM »

one day, i was ruffling through my mom's sewing scraps basket, and found a couple of pretty calico fabrics, and the urge struck me to make a skirt.  (i think my rationalization for it was that, someday, i may be at some sort of hippie gathering, and need a comfortable thing to wear with a decent amount of pocket space for, like, hippie stuff that i may need there... or something...)
to make this skirt, i took another skirt i had that i had that fit me fairly well, and traced the outline of it on paper grocery bags, leaving a half-inch seam allowance on the sides and bottom, and about an inch and a quarter on the top to fold over into a waistband.  i cut out the front and back, sewed them up the sides, and then hemmed the bottom and sewed the lace on.  on the top i got a piece of elastic that fit snug around my waist, and sewed it together into a loop.  then i folded the extra top material over it, and sewed it down.  i sewed the front pocket on last.  for that, i folded the fabric in half so both sides would be symmetrical, and then cut out the shape i wanted.  i'm sure that you could make much more creative ones  in the same way, just sewing the bottom and at least half of the sides together, and in this case the top.  (maybe a heart shape or flower would be cool for an uber-hippie skirt!)

sorry that the skirt's kind of wrinkled.  i pulled this out of my messy horrible dresser just today, and didn't have the time to iron it if i wanted my mom to take pictures for me before she left.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2004 07:38:28 AM »

I think this is so great!  And it sounds fairly easy to do.  I seem to have a love hate relationship with elastic .  But it is so much better, easier, cheaper to make the clothes you want instead of trying to find the thing that is just right but never there.  I think your skirt is beautiful.  Now you just have to find some hippies. Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2004 08:07:07 AM »

hehe, I love the lace on the bottom.  I'm obsessed with that stuff....*runs off to play with long string of lace*
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2004 12:16:14 PM »

 Grin i love the skirts. hippies are the best  Wink

« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2004 03:40:15 PM »

oh, thats super cool!

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004 02:30:53 PM »

What an exciting skirt! I'm kinda hippie-ish... but I'd much rather make my own.... a more personal one.... but thanks for the cute ideas!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2004 12:28:29 PM »

That's way cool, the red really makes it gorgeous. Fabulous!

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2004 07:23:12 AM »

omg! i love it! i want it!

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2004 08:35:43 PM »

Do you really want it, because we could make a deal if you do.. PM me

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2004 12:40:35 PM »

I <3 that skit ^_^
it looks really small o.o, what size/length/whatever is it?
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