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swimfinsmom
« on: June 27, 2009 04:24:19 PM »

Found the top at Goodwill, loved it enough to find some fabric to make matching skirt.  I hate working with tulle -- it's only worth it once in a while. lol

Not good at this posting stuff, but scroll down to the other posts for my quick explanation of how to make this skirt. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009 04:41:42 PM »

That is just adorable!  Forget about the tulle, how about that ruffle??  Do you have a ruffle foot or did you do that by hand?  I ask because I just got a ruffler foot and, though it will take me a while to become expert at it, I can see that it will be my very good friend soon.   Wink 
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009 04:47:16 PM »

Looks like she loves it! Look at the attitude on that fourth picture!

Did you use a pattern? The skirt is gorgeous! I look forward to when my daughter is a little older and can appreciate a skirt like that!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009 04:53:02 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009 07:14:25 PM »

She is adorable! What a cutie.

Lovely work with the skirt!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009 07:36:58 PM »

Wonderful, and that is quite the model you have there  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009 01:41:23 AM »

 Grin Beautiful outfit.  I've never worked with tulle.  But I can tell you that I hate working with stretch knits.

As for the model?  Heidi and Tyra better watch out!  There's a new supermodel on the scene!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009 11:30:37 AM »

ha ha, i love the one where she's striking a pose! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009 07:39:05 PM »

To sorta answer your questions, I do have a ruffler foot, but don't tend to use it.  It may just be mine, but it has a tendency to jam and break my needle.  I've heard of people ruffling and serging at the same time, but my serger doesn't seem capable of that.  When I have several layers to gather at once as I do on this skirt (bottom skirt, gathered double layer of d*mned tulle, top skirt), I generally zig zag over a piece of elastic thread, and tug on that a little more to gather.  I generally work all my twirly skirts from selvage edge to selvage edge, meaning, one strip (which ends up roughly double the waist measurement for my dd, or close enough, lol) for the drop waist, two strips each for the skirt layers, eight d*mned strips of tulle, because it needs two layers to even show up, and then four strips (again, selvage edge to selvage edge) for the ruffles.  Sometimes I put ruffles on both skirts, but on this one I used a package of that double fold bias tape.  Then you just make the top skirt a bit shorter than the bottom skirt, and you're in business.  Shocked)  Make the d*mned tulle about the same length or a little longer than the bottom skirt, because it always seems to need trimming to make it even, then more trimming, then more.  D*mned tulle!   
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That is just adorable!  Forget about the tulle, how about that ruffle??  Do you have a ruffle foot or did you do that by hand?  I ask because I just got a ruffler foot and, though it will take me a while to become expert at it, I can see that it will be my very good friend soon.   Wink 
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009 06:52:55 AM »

That is so cute, as is your daughter modeling it!  I wish my girl loved the camera that much LOL!
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