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« on: May 03, 2006 08:31:41 PM »

So I had this Gap skirt that I've never worn. I think I bought it with a gift card (~$25-30). You can't buy much at the Gap with only 25 dollars, so I bought it on clearance. Here's a picture:

I liked the style but I hesitated to wear it because I felt it was too...bright. I'm not sure if orange is really my color. Anyway, I rediscovered it in my closet yesterday, tried it on, and it dawned on me that it would be really easy to duplicate. So I made a pattern of the yoke (is that what it's called?) and gathered the rest of the fabric to make the ruffled part. I think I used...approx 1 1/4 yards.

My skirt

Pretty close? I'm really proud of it, even though it's not extremely exciting. The pattern is of small back flowers and leaves. I lined the yoke part and installed the zipper properly, and that's pretty impressive for the likes of me.

I also have a pillow I made for my school's clothing class:

The gathering is really uneven, but my sewing teacher gave me a perfect score anyway. It was my idea to add the eyelet (the pillow was originally supposed to be plain but I thought it would be too boring). Sadly, the pillow doesn't match my bedding  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006 08:51:24 PM »

Wow, awesome job of making a skirt from another skirt. I like both skirts, but the second one is a perfect copy! I like your pillow, too, it's cute!! Maybe you could bleach fade your first skirt with diluted bleach water or maybe coffee/tea dye it to make it more interesting, less orange. Great job !!

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006 09:06:17 PM »

Nice copy job with the skirt. I'd wear either! Also, the pillow is cute. My gathering never turns out even either! (my presser foot always screws it up).


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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006 09:32:39 PM »

Very impressive....I like the original one too!

« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006 03:51:32 PM »

That's a great copy!
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