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Hil's Fabulous Skirt

Added Aug 14, 2009

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






This fabric has a story. My wonderfully doting and proud parents LOVE to tell all our family, friends, and neighbors about my sewing interest, and because of that I get a lot of donated sewing supplies (including fabric, notions, and recently a 3 year old computerized Singer XL 1000 with detachable embroidery arm!) for free. One of our neighbors dropped off some fabric for me one day that she said she wasn’t going to use. It was mostly novelty prints, including Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day themes. Believe it or not, I saw potential in the red and white fabric that pictured hearts and lacey-doily type things on it. It would be a dress!!!

I started it as a wrap dress with a full skirt and v-shaped neckline. Pretty soon, I just wanted it to be done! So I ripped the seams attaching the skirt to the top, whipped up a waistband, and installed a zipper. And, being completely inexperienced in hemming circle skirts I stupidly decided it would be best to hand sew the hem. Let me tell you, after 2 hours of this you’ll be the crankiest seamstress on the planet; you will however, have an adorable skirt that makes you feel super glamorous :D




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    May 12, 2010, 07.53 PMby aisther

    so very chic!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 07.06 PMby elliott robert

    I love this skirt. It’s sexy in an elegant manner. Definitely a throw back to the 50’s style.

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    Oct 8, 2009, 11.40 PMby passthepins

    lol. great story. My grandma used to donate all sorts of sewing stuff to me too.. some i still have 30 years later! my cat is also my worst enemy in the sewing room… Well done with the hemming.. what a tedious job to hem a circle skirt. well, it looks gorgeous on you. :)

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    Oct 5, 2009, 09.09 PMby blueyedqt

    Very pretty! I want to make one, would be perfect for Swing dancing! :D

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    Sep 28, 2009, 10.17 AMby rayna

    gah! I want one!!

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    Sep 23, 2009, 08.08 PMby gtangel

    love this!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 06.08 PMby dkocsis45

    beautiful skirt. you look great in it! glad you are back to feeling better and back to sewing!

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    Aug 16, 2009, 07.59 PMby xnickerxje

    Gorgeous skirt! I am inspired by it!

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    Aug 15, 2009, 12.53 AMby superjennylove

    beautiful! I love it!

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    Aug 14, 2009, 09.28 PMby camilaustral

    you look great!! love the shoes too ;)

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    Aug 14, 2009, 08.53 PMby Marte Holm

    So cute! You look adorable, and the skirt is awesome.

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    Aug 14, 2009, 07.59 PMby pinksalamander

    Gorgeous! And wow you have such a tiny waist!

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    Aug 14, 2009, 06.34 PMby chriszz

    love the skirt, nice to see a fellow “mainer” on the site.

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    Aug 14, 2009, 05.33 PMby bellamabella

    fabu indeed!

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    Aug 14, 2009, 04.14 PMby shielaimbao

    fabulous indeed:)

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    Aug 14, 2009, 03.27 PMby cthuliz

    Very cute!!

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    Aug 14, 2009, 02.55 PMby the-gilded-bee

    I l-o-v-e it! The whole outfit is just fabulous. I love your shoes. Where did you find those shoes?? :D

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    Aug 14, 2009, 02.03 PMby alden

    I absolutely love it! great job, i want to make one for myself

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