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Topic: My New Twirly Skirt... is too big :'(  (Read 1973 times)
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iheartcapnhook
« on: August 27, 2008 07:16:55 AM »

I just got a job working for Viking Sewing Machines inside Joann's.  I'm pretty stoked.  I figured I would wear clothes that showcase the machines ability as sort of a selling point.  So, I made my newest twirly skirt. When grabbed the elastic for the waistband, I grabbed the wrong piece and now the skirt is too big Sad   I love the fabrics and just wanted to show off how awesome this line of fabric is!!!  It is CottonCandy by Sweetwater for Clothworks Fabrics which I got from the local quilt shop.




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Kitsune-Tearz
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008 07:29:04 AM »

this is really pretty, i have thought about making skirts like this myself.... but i would never have the patience... I am in awe of the people who have the ability to make this...
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ynotpray
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008 07:30:34 AM »

Very pretty. I love it!  Maybe you can sew a wide elastic waistband and it would fit?  So you bought the quilting squares?  If you don't mind me asking, how much did the fabric cost for this skirt!  I know you put some major time into this project!!
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ickle pickle
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008 07:35:25 AM »

Oh it's gorgeous, well done Smiley Do you mind me asking how you made it. As I have seen tutorilas for childrens twirly skirts but not adults. I'd love to have a go at making one too Smiley
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iheartcapnhook
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008 07:41:52 AM »

Very pretty. I love it!  Maybe you can sew a wide elastic waistband and it would fit?  So you bought the quilting squares?  If you don't mind me asking, how much did the fabric cost for this skirt!  I know you put some major time into this project!!

I bought a set of fat quarters of the fabric line.  There were 12 FQ's which cost $35. 
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iheartcapnhook
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008 07:45:10 AM »

Oh it's gorgeous, well done Smiley Do you mind me asking how you made it. As I have seen tutorilas for childrens twirly skirts but not adults. I'd love to have a go at making one too Smiley

It is made like you would with a child's skirt.  I know I have seen a pattern (maybe simplicity???) for one if you aren't comfy with tutorials.  I've been doing tiered skirts and ruffles on skirts for many a year, so my Mum taught me... but the glorious Vegbee has a wonderful tute on her site which explains it in great detail! http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html

Rule of thumb... each layer is 1.5 times longer than the last! 
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008 09:02:39 AM »

Beautiful and congratulations!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2008 10:42:47 AM »

oh, no, all that gathering work and too big!  I groaned outloud in sympathy when I read your subject.  It is lovely though... I hope that you get to wear it somehow anyway.  Congrats on the new job!
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mamato2girls
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2008 10:43:04 AM »

Is the elastic in a casing?  If so just rip about about a two inch opening, cut the elastic & replace with the correct size.  Then stitch the opening back up.  I've done this to DDs skirts.  Maybe yours is made differently though.  Good luck.  It is gorgeous, & congrats on the job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008 11:07:15 AM »

Just make it smaller with waist dart or something liek that. Or just wear it on your hips?
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