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Topic: My various EGL skirts/sets [UPDATE! More pics and tutorial!]  (Read 22279 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2007 11:48:07 PM »

Those are not only amazing clothes, those are amazing pictures. You are very talented. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007 09:59:07 AM »

Thank you, everyone!  If there is a certain skirt you specifically want a tutorial on, I can make one.  I did not use patterns for any of these, just laid the fabric out, measured, and cut.  I did not use patterns for any of the headgear either, just measured and cut.

Tekkgirl, feel free to use any of my pictures if you feel so inclined.  Thanks again for the comments! More pictures soon =]
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2007 10:04:50 AM »

These are awesome! I have been a fan of the lolita style for a long time. I have looked at so many inspiring things, yours among them!
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2007 10:39:09 AM »

Alright, here are a few more pictures and a couple tutorials.

A sweet bow and skirt set:


My 2005 Red Riding Hood costume, made from jersey knit (worst idea ever, try ruffling that stuff!):

A better look at the cape:

And the back:


My 2006 Bo Peep costume, made from a bedskirt:
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2007 11:24:11 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2007 11:28:16 AM »

thanks for the tute
but what is a ruffling foot??
and i got rather lost after the 3rd stage am i just being stoopid???
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2007 11:34:41 AM »

A ruffling foot is something you can get at a fabric store (or at least it is something my store carries), I used to have a Greist one that exploded mid-ruffle, and so I bought a White brand one. i think White is the only brand that makes ruffling feet, and they cost about $16.  I make a lot of ruffles, so the ruffling foot is God's greatest gift to mankind.


Step 4 is the leftover fabric that will be the ruffle.

Cut the leftover fabric in half, and sew the two strips of fabric together. This will make a giant strip of fabric, which is good because you need a really long piece of fabric to ruffle with. Once the long strip is ruffled, attach it to the skirt (the red outlined thing in the tutorial). Finish all edges.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2007 12:16:54 PM »

thanks, so much, i think the machines at school can ruffle things you just need ot mess with the tension
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2007 08:14:31 PM »

- Uh oh. This looks like it's going to be a pretty long post. Ready? -

I've been really wanting to make some clothing in this style for a long time, I'm (for potentially obvious reasons) a huge fan of Lolita fashion. I love the fabric on the Alice in Wonderland Skirt, and the lace topped black stockings. Thank you so much for posting the tutorial! I hope you don't mind if I ask you a few questions.

First of all: do you mind if I try that tutorial out? (Usually people who post tutorials don't mind, but I thought I'd check first - in case that wasn't an open invitation.)

The skirt in the tutorial: which one is it? I'd really like to know what it looks like on.

I've seen ruffling feet before and thought it was a great idea, but because I've only seen them in stores, the mechanics behind those  things make absolutely no sense to me (I guess I'm a little scared of them). Do they work well, and would you recommend them? Also, I just got my first sewing machine a couple days ago, so I'm pretty damn dumb. How is ruffling different than gathering or bunching?

You can just take these as compliments if you don't want to give away all your clandestine secrets, but advice is always appreciated: I really love the third skirt on page 1. The way the all the black lace peeks out the back looks so cute! How do you get this effect?     The red riding hood outfit is my absolute favorite. I'd kill to be able to make something like that, or even know how it's made. How did you get the skirt so pouffy???

   Anyway, I hope I'm not being a pest, but your clothing is incredibly beautiful; I can't help but want to poke and prod at it. Thanks for reading my rambling.

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2007 09:15:53 AM »

Hi Lola, thanks so much for your comment--and I must say already that I adore you because you're down with Daniel Clowes.

1. Yes, by all means, try out the tutorial! It's a very simple EGL skirt that always gives such a great effect!

2. The skirt most similar to the tutorial is the "sweet bow and skirt set" above the Red Riding Hood costume.  And I'm glad you like the costume! It was such a pain in the bum to ruffle stretch fabric, and the inside looks absolutely atrocious, but it looks good.  How did I get it so poofy, you ask?  I had purchased a squaredancing petticoat on Ebay some time ago, and it was so full that I actually cut it in half and sold the other half on Ebay.  Now, it's still ridiculously full (as you can see), but it's not as impossibly large as what it used to be.

3.  It is important to note that a Gathering foot is not the same as a Ruffling foot. I've not had very good luck with a gathering foot, but I don't like messing with my tension anyway.  I highly recommend getting a Ruffling foot, because if you've got plans to make lots of frilly pretty things, it is so easy and cuts time enormously. This is what it looks like: This actually makes tiny pleats in the fabric, instead of just bunching it up.

4. I'm so glad you like that skirt, it's definitely one of my favorites, and so easy, too! I will post a tutorial for that apron skirt later on today.   Would you believe that I'm actually wearing three skirts in that picture?!  I made a black raschel lace skirt, which I use underneath apron skirts, and it's nice to just have a plain black loli skirt =] Here's a picture of it!

Also, a great place to get trims and lace, etc. is cheeptrims.com; I have my own custom clothes making business, and that site has a great variety of laces and braids, so get yourself some bulk lace!
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