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Going Sporty!

Added Aug 31, 2012

by prettysewing...

George, South Af...






I wanted to make a striped skirt, but nowhere could I find the striped material I was looking for. So I created my own material by stitching together panels of blue and grey before cutting the skirt. I had plans for a real fancy skirt with lining and zip – but in the end the need for a quick skirt prevailed and it turned out a self-drafted skirt with elastic only! I have plenty of this self-created material left, and I’m considering to make a top. All in all, it did not quite turn out as I envisioned, thus I don’t know yet whether I will wear my sporty skirt that often :P

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    Sep 4, 2012, 10.37 AMby kardamon

    It looks great! I love how grey and blue mach together. Good job.

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      Sep 4, 2012, 01.06 PMby prettysewinggirl

      thank you so much for your comments :) your sewing projects are so beautiful, and a big inspiration to me =)

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    Sep 1, 2012, 07.32 PMby RedDynamica

    great idea! like your skirt! i assume the sewing machine is fixed:)

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      Sep 2, 2012, 05.05 PMby prettysewinggirl

      hi danica! indeed :) I’m so happy and so inspired to start sewing for spring / summer!!! ps thanks for your mail … ooppps did not get around to replying :) talk soon!

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    Sep 1, 2012, 04.22 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Hi Mary! thanks for the great advice – indeed – i have more grey left and will double up, i think it will work perfectly :) thanks for sharing your advice, so appreciated!!

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    Aug 31, 2012, 02.25 PMby Mary Athey

    Well i think it looks fab and you should wear it s lot x

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      Aug 31, 2012, 07.57 PMby prettysewinggirl

      ah thank you mary :-) i think what is bothering me with this skirt is the difference in knit weight…the blue knit is the best quality!!! but the grey is a bit lightweight…and this combo shows :O i was hoping to find two knits in the same quality and weight but in the end this was the best i could find! but im learning all the way and enjoying it big time :-) happy sewing!

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      Aug 31, 2012, 08.21 PMby Mary Athey

      If u have any grey left can you not double up the stripes?? this would work and balance out the two different weights.just treat the two layers as one x

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