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kelly green obi skirt

Added Apr 25, 2010

by ellecubed

Shorewood, Wisco...






curry wouldn’t stay out of the pictures, so i just went with it.

easiest, fastest pattern i have ever used. and i’ve used a total of four patterns! but this is the first skirt i’ve ever made.

but, seriously, this took me a total of two hours from start to finish. rocked out to the strokes station on pandora, and before i knew it, the skirt was done.

and it’s hot, if i do say so myself. does not look like $6 at all.

thank you to the creator of the obi apron design!

Material Notes

kelly green linen blend




Garment Type
Casual, Mod
Blends, Linen

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    Jun 1, 2010, 01.58 AMby aurorat

    I just made this today, and it was AWESOME! I’m not a very good seamstress, but I still pulled it off. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    May 23, 2010, 07.10 AMby tschasta

    great color combination – also with the cat together :-)

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    May 11, 2010, 02.28 PMby carottesauvage

    Your cat steals the show (the thing self-timer option on cameras), she knew the color of her fur would go well with the background colour scheme ;) Cool apron-skirt!

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    May 5, 2010, 02.54 AMby Julie Lee

    Could you make this into a wrap skirt instead of sewing in a zip or elastic? What does everyone think?

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      May 11, 2010, 10.06 PMby ellecubed

      of course you can. i would have no idea how you would, but anything’s possible.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 06.41 AMby nessys

    This is fab – I love the skirt and the colour – I was planning to try and turn Prudence Rabbit’s apron into a skirt too – your version looks great!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 12.15 AMby liser420

    i love your expression to your cat. you’re all like “what the heck cat!” hahaha

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    Apr 26, 2010, 01.28 PMby aggelicat .)

    your cat is a star!!!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 11.11 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Best garment photo ever! Great skirt too, I love the colour, looks great with your fushia top too.

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    Apr 26, 2010, 07.11 AMby skippyjo

    That’s gooooorgeous…. On my list! And thanks for the instructions to convert to a skirt – did you need to put a zipper in to fasten it?

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      Apr 26, 2010, 02.00 PMby ellecubed

      oh gee, thanks!

      i didn’t put in a zipper; i just slip it over my head. but every time i do that, i hear a few stitches pop…

      so, yeah, a zipper or elastic or something would be a good idea to convert to a skirt.

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    Apr 26, 2010, 03.41 AMby carolyn-s

    Your skirt looks great, I love the colour! And the pussycat, too adorable!!! My favourite picture for the week!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 02.37 AMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I added that pattern to my queue so I could make it into a skirt as well. Great job. It looks fantastic!

    Something about the camera just attracts cats and kids. Adorable!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 01.42 AMby Natalia *

    Haha Curry is too cute for words. Great job on the skirt. Ive been wanting to make that pattern into a skirt for a while now, but Im always hesitant to alter patterns, as Im a beginner. How much fabric did you use for the skirt? Im just curious as to how to make the perfect amount of gathers. I get that the waistband is the size of your waist circumference but how much extra fabric is needed to make the gathers?

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      Apr 26, 2010, 03.03 AMby ellecubed

      why thank you for the compliments!

      and oh goodness! i’m a beginner, too, but i’ll try to help you out here…

      i used the 19″ × 48″ apron piece for the skirt, and just stitched the ends of the apron closed. however, i added several inches to the waistband piece so it would connect at the back.

      i am quite petite (about a size 32 in most patterns), so if you are a larger size, i imagine you would have to make the skirt piece larger to fit. and that’s just a matter of figuring out your measurements and playing around with it.

      you should add a bit (a couple inches at most?) of extra fabric to the waistband and skirt for the gathering. again, matter of playing around with it.

      i’m sure you know it’s better to make things larger because you can always make things smaller. but smaller things cannot become larger… at least not easily.

      so, natalia, hope this helps! or, at least, i hope it hasn’t confused you more.

      if anyone reading this has better ideas, please reply!

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      Apr 26, 2010, 11.13 AMby Natalia *

      You havent confused me. You’ve been a big help. Thank you.

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    Apr 25, 2010, 08.52 PMby carolinam

    i love your skirt… and your cat!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 08.36 PMby prudencerabbit

    Oooh, I love the green. Great job! Thanks for trying the pattern—I’m glad you liked it. Your kitty is adorable, too. I’m a sucker for orange tabbies.

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    Apr 25, 2010, 06.20 PMby kristensaurus

    oh man, I want to make one of these so bad! I love love love the color, it’s so cute! Well done. now, just to convince hubby to let me go to the fabric store again :)

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      Apr 25, 2010, 06.25 PMby ellecubed

      ha, i’m right there with you. my husband HATES the fabric store.

      but i can’t blame him, since a “quick stop” usually turns into an afternoon-long event..

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    Apr 25, 2010, 06.07 PMby dabura

    I like a lot your skirt. Great fabric color! :)

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    Apr 25, 2010, 05.40 PMby candyjoyce

    Great skirt, great colour, great cat!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 05.28 PMby biza

    This is adorable! Green is my favorite color. Plus, your cat looks super cute also! ;)

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    Apr 25, 2010, 05.27 PMby adabofcolour

    I Loove the colour! and that cat, sigh, is just too adorable :)

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