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Topic: A broomstick skirt from a sheet~Now with Tutorial  (Read 18066 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2010 03:23:47 PM »

There's much less fabric in the top ruffle than the bottom one. You're supposed to twist it and keep it that way until it dries. That way you get all those great vertical wrinkles. When it's twisted, it resembles a broom. Skinny at the top and full at the bottom.

How do you keep it twisted until it dries without it taking ages to dry?

Don't quote me on this, but I believe I've seen instructions to twist up the skirt and put rubber bands up and down the length to keep it twisty, then throwing it in the dryer.

But if that's wrong or if someone has a better way I'd like to know also. Cause I am SO making one of these! (or 12)
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2010 07:35:01 PM »

There's much less fabric in the top ruffle than the bottom one. You're supposed to twist it and keep it that way until it dries. That way you get all those great vertical wrinkles. When it's twisted, it resembles a broom. Skinny at the top and full at the bottom.

How do you keep it twisted until it dries without it taking ages to dry?

Don't quote me on this, but I believe I've seen instructions to twist up the skirt and put rubber bands up and down the length to keep it twisty, then throwing it in the dryer.

But if that's wrong or if someone has a better way I'd like to know also. Cause I am SO making one of these! (or 12)

I've found the best way to get those wonderful wrinkles and not have your skirt smelling musty, is to throw it into the drier with the other clothes. Then spray it with spray starch and twist starting at the bottom, folding it accordion style) and then twisting it until it twists into it's own knot. I keep them in a basket this way until ready to wear. This method has the added bonus of keeping those wonderful wrinkles even if your fabric is not 100% cotton (usually wrinkle free) and if you live in a humid climate. And if you get scented starch, they smell fresh, not musty.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2010 02:14:47 PM »


I've found the best way to get those wonderful wrinkles and not have your skirt smelling musty, is to throw it into the drier with the other clothes. Then spray it with spray starch and twist starting at the bottom, folding it accordion style) and then twisting it until it twists into it's own knot. I keep them in a basket this way until ready to wear. This method has the added bonus of keeping those wonderful wrinkles even if your fabric is not 100% cotton (usually wrinkle free) and if you live in a humid climate. And if you get scented starch, they smell fresh, not musty.

Brilliant! Thanks.

Those vertical wrinkles are so slimming. Ish.
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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2010 11:11:57 AM »

omg that is sooooo pretty!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2010 12:56:52 PM »

the skirt is so beautiful! i hate shorts in the summer time so skirts are my only comfort from the heat! i hope to follow your directions to make my own soon. thank you!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2010 03:20:36 PM »

So pretty!  I love those kinds of skirts, definetly savng this tute! Grin
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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2010 10:51:55 AM »

We need to revive this again for the hot summer months!!

A classic and a tute--thanks for posting!
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JoleneRenae
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2010 08:56:42 PM »

I love this skirt. I have some sheets waiting to be made into something! Thank you for the inspiration to give this a try!
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craftymamaof3
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2010 01:08:42 PM »

i love this! i too live in arizona and i agree, nothin' beats a flowy skirt in the hot summer heat! love the pattern on the sheet =)
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« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2010 02:20:26 PM »

OH I LOVE! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and the tut! Awesome Smiley
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