Sunday, August 21, 2011

Skirt of many ruffles


So, I became addicted to www.pinterest.com and came across this skirt (pinned on my board) and thought, 'OH, I could do this no problem'...............then I had a few cheerleaders and became pumped up about starting this project! Off to Joann's (not expecting to find fabric there that I'd actually like) and these five prints popped out so fast I knew I had to do this!

OH SO FEMININE............but what a beast it was to add these ruffles (to a previously owned long black Ann Taylor skirt I hadn't worn in like a decade)! I think the skirt must weigh like 23 lbs! It ended up taking me a good 2 weeks to complete these and I was dreading each ruffle before I was halfway done...TIDYIOUS....rgh! I'm most excited about the tie I made for my little sweetheart to coordinate with this ruffly beast! pics to post soon

btw, I'm not a model, hate modeling and my 6.5 year old was the photographer but I really wanted to post this creation!
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11 comments:

  1. Holly i love that skirt! Great Job on it! wish i was as creative as you!......maybe one day i will be haha :)

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  2. I just love this skirt. So cute :)

    It insipred me to remake an old sweatshirt of mine, thanks.

    http://peanutbutterandjellylife4.blogspot.com/2012/02/work-over-my-wardrobe-wednesday.html

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  3. I have been wanting to make a skirt like this!! :) :) Love it!!!

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  4. I am absolutely in love with this skirt! I saw it on Pinterest and then a few days later realized I had enough tshirts to cut up and make into ruffles. Two days down and I have all the ruffles made and the front of the skirt finished. Just the back to go now!

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  5. I adore this skirt! I attempted making one like this back in March...I have yet to finish it lol.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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    1. I know the feeling! I have many projects unfinished and many projects I'd like to one day start on!! It's the curse of the creativity :-)

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  6. what kind of material did you use??

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    1. It was a mix of poly/rayon, chiffon and silk! I didn't hem the ruffles so there is a little bit of fraying happening. I also cut them on the bias to help avoid that!

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    2. Did u just have scrap pieces of material or did u buy material? I have bought material and my biggest concern is how to cut it bc I don't want to mess anything up.

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    3. I bought the material specifically for this skirt, I loved the mix. There's a silky print, chiffon, and the other 3 are a poly blend. (The chiffon was the worst to work with but I liked the print. Pink!). I had no rhyme or reason, just cut the strips about 5" tall by various lengths.

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  7. This is awesome!! I think I would have taken a lot longer than 2 weeks to make this. Looks great on you too!

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