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Topic: My first skirt! Brown half circle skirt - *Update: Tutorial added*  (Read 53067 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2008 02:24:17 PM »

Oooo I never thought about the thread puckering before  Undecided I usually do wash and dry my fabric first, but I was to excited to get started, I didn't want to wait for the wash. I hope it didn't shrink too much  Shocked

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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2008 02:32:25 PM »

I learned to do that from my mother...has stuck with me since I was young, and even if it WON'T shrink, like polyesters n stuff, I STILL wash EVERY piece of fabric that comes home to get that 'store' smell out of it...and especially if it came from Etsy or eBay as who knows where it was before it came to my house  Cheesy  But, the thread pucker thing was the biggest concern my mother stressed to me about washing fabrics before cutting and sewing them...so, I hope it does not have too much of an issue, if anything you could try to press out most of the puckering if it happens Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2008 10:15:28 AM »

This skirt is so pretty.   I love the color and it looks fabulous with the sweater and boots.  I've been looking for a simple pattern for a fuller skirt that might look good for fall and this one looks so easy to follow. 

What sort of fabric did you use?  What sort of fabrics do you think the pattern would work best with?  I know thinner fabrics work well with circle patterns, but do you think I could use something stiffer?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2008 01:59:58 AM »

Hi, I used linen for the skirt, at least I think that is the english word for the fabric. In dutch it is called linnen.
I think the stiffer the fabric is the less folds you will have in your skirt, so it will look wider.

Hope that helps Smiley


« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2008 06:18:37 PM »

That is so cute! I am going to be attempting my first "real" skirt soon... thanks for inspiring me to actually try it!  Wink
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2009 08:06:40 AM »

I totally can't wait to make this. I'm so excited. It's simple and pretty.
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