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Added Nov 6, 2009

by cornsey

Tunbridge Wells,...






This skirt is made out of a remnant left over from a pair of trousers I sewed for someone else about 7 years ago. I draped it on the form first, then cut it out, just two pieces for the skirt and four pieces for the waistband. There were some problems with the waistband, but overall I’m pleased with it. I think it will get some wear, at least!
The flower (which I know doesn’t quite go with the lace top) was made from an old tie and a button which I covered.

Material Notes

Stretch fabric, very cheap, a delight to work with. I bought it ages ago from the fabulous Bits Of Cloth in Brixton, London. They’ve closed down now but the fabric goes on!




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    Nov 7, 2009, 04.38 PMby fabricaddict

    Very pretty and a great ensemble!

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      Nov 7, 2009, 06.37 PMby cornsey

      Thank you fabricaddict. I’ll be uploading more soon, now I’ve sorted out my camera!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 02.23 PMby ichigogirl

    Very nice, looks like it’s very well sewn, and I like the design of it all. What kind of dressform do you have? Looks interesting!

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      Nov 6, 2009, 03.36 PMby cornsey

      Thanks Ichigo. High praise indeed, coming from a skilled sewer such as you.

      My dress form was made on my body with parcel tape, which becomes adhesive when wet, then hardens once it has dried. It’s a bit like papier mache. I balance it on a music stand!

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      Nov 6, 2009, 09.28 PMby ichigogirl

      Oh, I’m blushing, I’m really not that skilled… but thank you!
      Aha, I like the look of the parcel-tape dress-form! Maybe I will make my mom help me make one when I go home for christmas… the ones in the shops don’t come my size…
      The music stand looks very professional ;-)!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 01.51 PMby cezi

    nice job with all the pieces. the flower idea is great; I think my husband will ‘get rid’ of a tie:)

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      Nov 6, 2009, 03.37 PMby cornsey

      Thanks cezi. It’s a fun thing to do and doesn’t take very long. Hope your husband has some good colours for you to choose from!

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