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« on: December 03, 2009 10:45:40 AM »

I want to make a skirt out of silk dupion.  It's to sit on the waist, and be about 20 inches long, or so, so it finishes a couple of inches above my knee.  I'm debating how to make it.  I'd like it to be pretty voluminous, so I'm looking at doing a 3/4 circle skirt or a gathered skirt as per Gertie's tutorial here.  Which would work better given the fabric?  Should I use a lining, and if so, what?
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009 12:08:06 PM »

I'm actually partial to a lightly gathered 1/2 circle, myself.  But with the texture of the dupioni, a straight up gathered skirt would probably look best.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009 01:55:41 PM »

I think the same, gathered for dupioni sounds better.  And you can line it with silk lining, so it will slip easily on your body.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009 10:53:42 PM »

Thank you both very much  Cheesy
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