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« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2006 12:54:03 PM »

it isn't just big girls that have this problem with circle skirts--even smaller girls have the problem if they want a skirt that is longer than knee length.

there is an easy solution:  all you have to do is lay your fabric in a single layer and 2 half circles, then piece them together.  granted, that would make this dress a three-seam dress instead of one, but hey, that is still eight seams less than that dress that martha is hawking all over her new magazine and this one is WAY cuter.
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« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2006 08:17:30 PM »

this is such a cool dress!
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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2006 09:08:36 AM »


I just found this, while googling for other resources on the dress

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,5-2006280599,00.html
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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2006 02:40:04 PM »

rostitchery that is such a fabulous dress and tut! You look wonderful in it.
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« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2006 08:05:06 PM »

wow I really wish i had seen this before I went and cut up that lovely 2 yrds of red silky jersey I had.... this woulda been perfect.

Ahhhhhhhh   Cry

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« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2006 07:03:05 PM »

I made on a couple maternity tops some weeks ago, with the same "wrapping" principle. I used a knit/gauze for one and rib/knit mesh for the other I looooove them. I'm gonna use your method for a solid one, should work great!

http://www.sewingmamas.com/PHP-Nuke/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17565

http://www.sewingmamas.com/PHP-Nuke/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17750
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« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2006 08:53:19 PM »

catabella: i was just thinking that this would be an awesome piece for someone pregnant. if the waistband was changed to be just below the bust, rather than at the waist.

must remember this in like, a squillion years time when i decide to get knocked up Wink .

eta: um... maybe this view is less flattering than rostitchery's: http://lydiasilvestry.com/index.php?action=website-view&WebSiteID=262&WebPageID=6202
hee hee.
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« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2006 05:45:36 AM »

my dress doesn't have a specific location for the waist--it can be anywhere from high empire (on the bra band) to low hip.  it is wherever you want it.  i wear it high because i like the surplice to hit between the bust mounds rather than on the ribcage.

if you haven't been following it already, you should check out this thread on this dress in the general discussion area.  lots and lots of good pictures, questions that i have answered, etc.
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« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2006 07:44:29 PM »

question/problem- i made my circle skirt so the middle circle was the same measurement as my waist and then when i sewed it all together (band, straps, and skirt) i couldn't really put it on b/c the thread would break and did not allow the waist part to stretch as i had planned.  so any ideas or corrections i could do so i could actually put the dress on would be helpful! thanks
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« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2006 04:58:51 AM »

did you sew it up w/ an overlocker or using the stretch stitch on your sewing machine?  This would prevent what you are talking about.  If you don't have a stretch stitch, you can use the zig zag stitch, but it's tricky.

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