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Added Aug 3, 2011

by runningwiths...

Winnipeg, Canada






I tend to buy fabric I like, then figure out what to do with it, hardly ever the other way around. Partly because I am a bargain shopper and when I find a great price on something I like, I buy it. This skirt is made from 2m of $1.99 fabric (the pink) and the other is an .8m remnant (I think I paid less than $3 for it). Even though they were both in my stash for a few months, I only recently discovered that the colours went so well together and decided I wanted a ruffle skirt. Boy was I lucky. The pink fabric was only 45" wide and because both were pretty sheer, I realized it needed a liner which I made with the pink fabric. As a result, I just squeaked by with the amount of fabric I had, both the patterned and pink. I put an elastic waist band. I love it, but now that it is done, it makes me feel like a square dancer!

Material Notes

.8 m patterned cotton, 2 m pink cotton, thread, 1" non rolling elastic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Sep 20, 2011, 03.10 PMby onebadbunny

    i love the pinkness swirliness of it. awesome work, totally envious.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 02.10 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Thanks! I found another reason for lining it today. It was windy and the top layer took of up over my hips! All I could think was thank God I lined it! And I am not always so lucky with my stash, but glad I was this time.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 10.09 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    I also buy first then figure out what the fabric wants to be. Not so lucky with my “bargains” though!! :D Good skirt, looks great for the summer.

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