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Tweet A-Line

Added Oct 13, 2009

by stars

Carlisle, United...






Here’s my take on the A-Plus A-Line skirt. Having no money at all but wanting to make it a bit special I searched through all my fabrics and bits and pieces to see what I could cobble together. I found some black cotton twill and some flowery blue cotton and decided to get stitching.

I’d decided I wanted a birdie theme (don’t know why, it just seemed like a good idea at the time) so I got my bleach out and painted some birds and swirls on the front and back piece. I didn’t have a suitable zip so I used some pretty flower buttons I had instead and made some buttonhole stitched loops. To add a bit of sparkle I topstitched with a metallic turquoise thread. I’m wearing it today!

Material Notes

Main fabric: cotton twill
Lining: fine printed cotton




Garment Type

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  • Etsyicon2_large

    Oct 13, 2009, 02.40 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very interesting and creative:) I wish your photo were better quality so your nice design is more visible. I also had very law budget for my competition skirt and couldn t afford expensive fabric, but who knows, maybe that inspire us to be more creative. Good luck with the competition!

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    • Dscf5191_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 03.57 PMby stars

      Thanks! Good luck to you too. Sadly my camera was stolen last year and I’ve not been able to afford a replacement since. I took this on my Dad’s mobile phone (mine doesn’t have anything as sophisticated as a camera!) I do think having to make do with what you’ve got makes you more creative. Go us!

  • Strickliesl_large

    Oct 13, 2009, 10.07 AMby buzzybee

    Oh, I didn’t know you could paint with bleach! First I thought your dress is out of Tweed (not Tweet), as your pattern makes it look a bit like Tweed! It looks nice, I like the buttons too! I definitely have to try a Tweed-version though!

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    • Dscf5191_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 10.12 AMby stars

      I think it would look great in tweed and that would be lovely for autumn/fall. You can paint on most fabrics using bleach just make sure you wash it afterwards so the bleach doesn’t damage the fibres. I like using bleach because its cheap, easy and doesn’t need to be fixed or anything like that.

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