Oki-Dokey

38 thoughts on “Oki-Dokey”

  1. The skirt is much better looking in the tarten than in the solid color & looks good on you. Your smile is fabulous & you look like your enjoying yourself & your outfit. Also your shoes are MUCH sexier than the awful ones on the pattern model.

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  2. Great job with a tremendously confusing-seeming project. I wouldn’t have tried it, since it would result in a household crimespree of frustration, but you did fine. I do love the fabric. It cracks me up that the visual instructions look something like Excaliber and the stone, instead of scissors and difficult shape–

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  3. Keep the side flounce– it looks like you’re ready to tango with a swish of your hand on that flounce! and you’ve got the right shoes for a tango.

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  4. I am surprised how nice this is, in your interpretation. I agree with Ellen that it has a tango look with your elegant shoes. The tartan works perfectly and it looks smooth and slick. I think it helps that you have slim hips, legs and ankles. So yes keep the side flounce please! A navy top?

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    1. I have a couple of ideas for tops to go with this- the green matched nicely so I wet with that just for convenience. I think it will go with more colours than I first thought, but definitely needs a plain and simple top. The length surprised me- on Oki it is ankle length, and I dropped the underskirt as low as possible. It seems to work though! The pockets have [oddly] ended up difficult to get my big hands into, which is a pain. I may have to stitch them closed.

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  5. Hi, if ever you need a second opinion on a translation from German, I speak the language. Your makes and their descriptions are always interesting and I look forward to seeing many more. And thanks for introducing Oki, she was new to me and I just had a good mooch round her website.

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  6. I really like this on you and I’d keep the side flounce too, I wonder how the front flounce would look if it started about 8″ lower down the skirt? Seems to me that you’d get more gathers and less stress on the right side.
    Now you’ve got this down, next time will be a lot quicker and it has great potential, it’ll look great with boots too.

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  7. It’s fabulous! Keep the side flounce, please. I can imagine myself muttering curse words (in a few languages), if I tried something like this. You did a great job!

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  8. Leave well enough alone! Total kudos to you for miles of narrow hemming and interpreting the pattern instructions to end up with the result of a stunning and unique skirt.
    BTW – I’m wearing flat brogues today………..

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  9. Now that’s a challenge – not one I think I could master. You did a wonderful job putting it together though! It looks great on you. I like the tartan better than the solid. I have had some tartan (red, being of Hungarian descent I know nothing about it – I usually call it “red plaid”) in my stash. I bought it originally for a dress pattern, which I am not interested in any more. Seeing what you can do with tartan has given me other ideas – not as difficult as your’s, but at least one ruffle or flare!

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  10. Oh my giddy aunt! This is simply fabulous – dont touch the flounces – it works really well as everyone has said already. You are definitely the queen of flounces. x

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