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« on: December 29, 2004 07:27:45 PM »

My niece is ga-ga over anything having to do with a "princess" so I made her this skirt for Christmas. I found this great jeweled tuille (although it about killed my sewing machine when my needle hit one of the jewels) and put several layers of pink underneath -- scalloping the bottom edge. I added the ribbons and wound up with the big flower when I went to throw away the excess tuille and realized it looked like a flower when it was all bunched up. She was thriIled and I would have posted a pic with her in it but she doesn't ever sit still --- enjoy!

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Some detail -- the flower and a close-up of the waistband.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2004 07:49:27 PM »

oh, that's so cute!  and I so need to find that jeweled tulle!

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004 08:31:12 PM »

that is super cute! wish i coulda had something that cool when i was little! lol
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2004 12:53:20 AM »

if someone gave a skirt like that to me.. id wear it out and about.

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2004 09:39:00 AM »

That is such a cute skirt!!! I am sure she will feel like such a princess! You are very talented... Wink

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2004 11:36:04 AM »

awwww  thats so cute. i love it.

« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2004 01:37:46 PM »

I want to make a Tutu, but Im confused as to how to do the elastic.


Couldnt you just make on layer a bit longer [top layer] and then fold it over the elastic. OMG, Would that work!?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004 07:55:33 PM »

I want to make a Tutu, but Im confused as to how to do the elastic.Couldnt you just make on layer a bit longer [top layer] and then fold it over the elastic.

Yes, or you can add extra fabric to the overall length when you cut out the fabric to compensate for the foldover on the elastic. You will want to fold over the tulle and stitch to form a "tunnel"  or hollow tube for the elastic to go into. Then sew up the sides of your skirt, leaving an opening for the elastic to be threaded in through the tube. Cut the elastic to the length you need and affix a safety pin to the end of it. Then thread the elastic (starting with the safety pin so you can find it) through the "tunnel". Stitch the elastic, then the fabric and voila -- you have an elastic waistband.
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2004 11:52:28 PM »

i have made a bunch of these for my daughter, and i have found that she won't wear them if i make the waistband out of tulle. i started making them with satin waistbands- just a satin casing with the tulle stitched to the inside.. i'm not sure if that makes sense, but now she wears them all the time, and i have sold a bunch of them...
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2005 01:23:29 PM »

oo oo oo i wish my auntie would make me sumthin like that lol Wink

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