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High waisted Christmas skirt!!!!

Added Dec 31, 2009

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






wanted something new to wear for Christmas, but new clothes means I have found some extra in my PC budget… and that is not happening! so…. I was inspired to make a cute high waisted party skirt out of some material I found at my local IKEA- 17 hours away by train… (yeah, I know, I have to be careful, otherwise I could end up going to a party and matching the couch… its a risk I was willing to take!:) so… I pretty much just threw the skirt together in a few days… ( a few long days since I have no sewing machine here… besides my poor exhausted hands!) I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out… a little shorter than I’d usually go… and a little more orange… but its very pixie… or so I think! : )
I used box pleats on this skirt… a little more measuring than I am usually willing to do… but I think they turned out pretty cool… always more to learn!

Material Notes

I used a canvasy heavy duty fabric from IKEA… not ideal for most apparel… but worked well — holding the shape of the box pleats perfectly! : ) also… the pockets were made from plaid fabric from a local minority group in my town.




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    Feb 25, 2010, 12.23 PMby keren

    I love the shape of it and the fabric. I can’t believe you sewed it by hand! It’s a really cute skirt.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 09.37 AMby ninamdesign

    It´s a very nice skirt – really pretty :-) Ihave made a skirt in this fabric to – but I thougt it was to “hard” fabric fort he model I made.

    Good job!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 10.24 PMby abbyzeeble

    I love this fabric, was just thinking of making a bag out of it (I’ve already used it to make curtains for my baby’s room) but your skirt looks gorgeous x

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.11 PMby nenasew

    I think its super cute. I know what u mean about Ikea fabric. there is always a danger of looking like a couch or drapes.

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      Jan 3, 2010, 12.03 PMby littlewren

      yeah, how weird would it be to sit on a couch and camouflage… ha! : )

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.46 AMby trinhyoung

    Good job, it’s a very cute shirt and kudos to you for sewing it by hands

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