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Topic: My take on the Infinity Dress (4 pics) *double layer pixie skirt tutorial pg.2*  (Read 9585 times)
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« on: April 27, 2008 08:45:53 AM »

My sister's graduation is coming up so, I made this last night from 100% polyester to wear. Instead of a circle skirt I made a double layer pixie skirt and an elastic waistband. It was sewn together on my new serger, so all edges and seams are serged.

Here are two of the many ways to wear it:
 




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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008 08:48:55 AM »

That is sooooo cute! For us unexperienced sewers, will you tell how you did your modifications to the pattern? Thank you thank you thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008 08:58:53 AM »

I love that fabric, I bet you'll get a lot of compliments Grin.  I love to see some action shots.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008 09:11:52 AM »

Beautifull! I really want a serger but I dont have the money jet.. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008 10:44:12 AM »

this is such a nice variation Smiley i love the fabric you chose as well ^^
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008 10:47:03 AM »

That fabric is amazing!
Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008 11:42:09 AM »

Beautifull! I really want a serger but I dont have the money jet.. Sad

I just recieved a brand new one off of Ebay, total $102, with shipping. it's a Singer 24 stitch ultralock. I plan to put this baby to good use.

okay on to the dress this is so pretty, I love that fabric.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008 11:53:53 AM »

what a sweet looking dress!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008 01:29:25 PM »

Thank you all for the comments. I will post action shots when I wear it. I love my new serger it is a Singer ultralock. My parents and sisters didn't really care for the fabric, but I loved the 60's feel of it.  Cheesy

For us unexperienced sewers, will you tell how you did your modifications to the pattern? Thank you thank you thank you!

 All I did was make the circle skirt into squares, I cut two. I used this tutorial for the skirt part: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm then I layered the two squares in opposite directions (so there are three points). As for the waistband, I measured the waist part of the skirt then added a few inches to allow for where it overlaps (it should be bigger than your actual measurement). I cut the elastic to the waist (or where you measured for your skirt) minus about an inch. Tunnel the elastic through the band and stitch across the opened ends of casing catching the elastic. I can draw up a picture if you want a visual illustration.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2008 06:33:33 PM »

Thank you all for the comments. I will post action shots when I wear it. I love my new serger it is a Singer ultralock. My parents and sisters didn't really care for the fabric, but I loved the 60's feel of it.  Cheesy

For us unexperienced sewers, will you tell how you did your modifications to the pattern? Thank you thank you thank you!

 All I did was make the circle skirt into squares, I cut two. I used this tutorial for the skirt part: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm then I layered the two squares in opposite directions (so there are three points). As for the waistband, I measured the waist part of the skirt then added a few inches to allow for where it overlaps (it should be bigger than your actual measurement). I cut the elastic to the waist (or where you measured for your skirt) minus about an inch. Tunnel the elastic through the band and stitch across the opened ends of casing catching the elastic. I can draw up a picture if you want a visual illustration.

Since I'm a big dummy, a visual would be grand! Thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2008 06:42:21 PM »

Thank you all for the comments. I will post action shots when I wear it. I love my new serger it is a Singer ultralock. My parents and sisters didn't really care for the fabric, but I loved the 60's feel of it.  Cheesy

For us unexperienced sewers, will you tell how you did your modifications to the pattern? Thank you thank you thank you!


 All I did was make the circle skirt into squares, I cut two. I used this tutorial for the skirt part: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm then I layered the two squares in opposite directions (so there are three points). As for the waistband, I measured the waist part of the skirt then added a few inches to allow for where it overlaps (it should be bigger than your actual measurement). I cut the elastic to the waist (or where you measured for your skirt) minus about an inch. Tunnel the elastic through the band and stitch across the opened ends of casing catching the elastic. I can draw up a picture if you want a visual illustration.

Since I'm a big dummy, a visual would be grand! Thank you!

I will have it up tommorrow, I had one 3/4 of the way done then the power went out.  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2008 07:19:44 PM »

I love your take on the dress.  It's beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008 11:17:40 PM »

Looks Great! I'd buy it ♥
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2008 12:21:52 AM »

Oh! i love the second version!
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2008 04:26:19 AM »

I love your fabric too, and the changes you made!
Infinity dresses are great, aren't they Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2008 05:11:15 AM »

oh i want a serger!!!! i tottaly love the infinatly dresses , i there a tut  somewere on craftster?
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2008 05:29:17 AM »

I love your fabric, and the mods you made to the skirt.  Great Job. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2008 09:13:19 AM »

 Cheesy I love these dresses .. just never can figure out how the diffrent variations work  Undecided
Anyway.. yours is super coool!
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2008 12:02:06 PM »

Thank you everyone.

Here is the link to Rostitchery's topic with tutorial link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0

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Here is the tutorial for the skirt part with an elastic waist:
        ***You only need the elastic waist if your fabric is non stretch***
Otherwise, just use your measurement + a few inches


if you have any questions ask.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2008 07:25:52 PM »

I love your take on the dress - another classic.  I did the two squares thing for my daughter (it's way back on page 83 of the quickie dress topic) but I didn't know this was also called a "pixie" skirt.  If anyone is totally maths challenged, I had a cheat which was to get my daughter's waist measurement and then search the kitchen cupboards for anything round (we ended up using a smallish dinner plate) which had the same circumference.  Then I just used the plate to move around on the fabric plotting where the waist should be cut.  I don't have a plate big enough for me  Roll Eyes but I think I have a stockpot that might work  Wink.

I love the fabric you used.
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2008 07:47:32 PM »

I've seen lots of versions of this dress on here and they are just so lovely, I really love pixie skirts. Great idea to put the 2 together, your dress is lovely Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2008 08:08:12 PM »

Thanks.  Grin


I love your take on the dress - another classic.  I did the two squares thing for my daughter (it's way back on page 83 of the quickie dress topic) but I didn't know this was also called a "pixie" skirt.  If anyone is totally maths challenged, I had a cheat which was to get my daughter's waist measurement and then search the kitchen cupboards for anything round (we ended up using a smallish dinner plate) which had the same circumference.  Then I just used the plate to move around on the fabric plotting where the waist should be cut.  I don't have a plate big enough for me  Roll Eyes but I think I have a stockpot that might work  Wink.

I love the fabric you used.

I love the fabric you used for your daughters. I was thinking of making one for my neice but wasn't too sure how well it would work with an 9 year old. But I just might give it a try after seeing how well yours turned out. My neice has to have everything like me Cheesy , but I am all out of the fabric I used for this dress. I will have to look around for something similar.
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whoa! that is beautiful!
creatvie and beautiful!
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