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Topic: My take on the Infinity Dress (4 pics) *double layer pixie skirt tutorial pg.2*  (Read 10106 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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