Scale Skirt

Added Aug 1, 2010

by ashchaser

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Description

Finally have some time to prepare for Self Sewn September so last night I started on this scale fabric for a skirt. Honestly it took longer to make that than the piece itself, and has turned out quite mermaid-y. I love it!

Super simple design, just an a-line skirt, gathered, layer of scale fabric on top, gathered also, and I completely forgot to add interfacing to the waistband, so I just did alot of rows of stitching for support.
The design of the skirt is so simple that I focused my efforts on displaying the fabric well, yet this fabric is so difficult to match!

Also the tank top is one I made from an old Obey shirt, and a glow-in-the-dark patch my friend made.

Material Notes

Making this fabric is easy, yet time consuming, so plan ahead!

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Evening Wear, Geek, Mod, Other, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Tulle

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    May 20, 2011, 06.48 AMby Tokie Ang

    this is great!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.54 AMby shelley .

    Super cute.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 08.30 PMby dilshadburman

    OMG! This is SO adorable. I might just HAVE to copy this!!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 09.12 PMby originalcopy08

    All of your designs are brilliant. Just my style.

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    Aug 10, 2010, 02.22 PMby kjbuff

    I cannot wait to try this! I love the effect. Even the parallel stitching is great!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 10.20 PMby lala86

    great effect!!!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 09.34 PMby rifka

    Fun! Cute idea and great colors.

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    Aug 3, 2010, 04.47 PMby laurii

    oh, this is lovely! :)

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    Aug 3, 2010, 02.34 AMby katriniella

    That is just stunning! The colors are so beautiful—great job.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 07.28 PMby seussian

    You are so awesome.

    God bless you, MGJ

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    Aug 2, 2010, 05.20 PMby iroiro

    I love your whole outfit! :)

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.35 PMby lizajane09

    Very cool! That’s a work of art.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.07 PMby ashchaser

    Thanks everyone! I have really learned in the last year that the most rewarding projects start out as random inspiration, and EXPLODE into something fantastic!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 01.59 PMby dabura

    awesome

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    Aug 2, 2010, 01.55 PMby ninaribena

    So gorgeous! Hope you enjoy wearing it.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11.59 AMby integerclub

    Such a beautiful skirt, I love the colours you chose!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 06.41 AMby Lucia Rotundu

    I love the outfit!! The skirt, the blouse and the combination of colours … the red spot is the cheerful spot of colour!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 04.51 AMby magdamagda

    that’s one very cool thing!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 12.53 AMby dansedelafleur

    So pretty! Great job!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 10.35 PMby anothercostumer

    love it!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 09.43 PMby kardamon

    Bold and original. I like it :)

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