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Topic: Is there a tute or pattern for a tiered ruffle skirt?  (Read 11027 times)
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KristyDi
« on: February 17, 2010 05:33:17 PM »

I'm thinking something like http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10001_-1_597251_115557_25851|25924_baby%20girl|bottoms_babygirls

Anyone seen one?
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 07:38:07 PM »

There are several. Here are a few.

http://threeminutesandarainbow.blogspot.com/2008/05/tiered-twirl-skirt-tutorial.html
http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/photos/ruffled_skirts_tutorial/index.html
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-two-tiered-skirt-for-little-girls/2009/08/30/ - you can modify this one to make it three tiers
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KristyDi
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 08:37:00 PM »

Thanks, but those aren't really what I'm looking for.  I want the ruffles to be loose at the bottom, not sewed into the next tier.  I can make a basic gathered tiered twirl skirt. 

I'm really just wondering how to shape the base skirt that the three ruffles would be sewn to.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010 01:45:40 PM »

Your going to have to sew a piece of fabric to the tier above, so that you get the drop down you need, then sew your ruffle to that dropped down piece of fabric, rinse and repeat.  Doing it that way will keep the poofyness down, if you were to just make the second ruffle 2 or 3 times longer than the first and then ruffle together, your gonna get POOFY.  You may have to work from the lower ruffle to the higher ruffle and then sew it to the waist band of the skirt. 
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KristyDi
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010 02:37:04 PM »

Your going to have to sew a piece of fabric to the tier above, so that you get the drop down you need, then sew your ruffle to that dropped down piece of fabric, rinse and repeat.  Doing it that way will keep the poofyness down, if you were to just make the second ruffle 2 or 3 times longer than the first and then ruffle together, your gonna get POOFY.  You may have to work from the lower ruffle to the higher ruffle and then sew it to the waist band of the skirt.  

I'm sorry, I am not being able to comprehend what you're saying.  

Do you mean making a tiered skirt then adding ruffles on top?

Or are you meaning a three layer skirt w/ each layer being a different length all with ruffles on their bottoms sewn into one waistband?

Both of those seem like they'd be pretty poofy to me.  Or do you mean something else all together?

The way I was kinda picturing it in my head, I'd make a base skirt.  Maybe like a pencil skirt or an a-line, then sew three wide ruffles to that skirt, or maybe just 2 ruffles and the third would be the hem of the base skirt.  But I'd need some guidance on how to make the base skirt and how long the ruffles needed to be before gathering.

I wish I could look at how the example I linked to was put together.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010 07:08:19 PM »

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The way I was kinda picturing it in my head, I'd make a base skirt.  Maybe like a pencil skirt or an a-line, then sew three wide ruffles to that skirt, or maybe just 2 ruffles and the third would be the hem of the base skirt.  But I'd need some guidance on how to make the base skirt and how long the ruffles needed to be before gathering.

Basically this is what I was trying to say, but breaking up the base skirt into thirds.  I've seen skirts like this in the store and looked at the construction and this seems to be how they do it, but this maybe wrong, let's face it most constructed clothing from mass production is often put together oddly.   Shocked
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mommy2eg
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010 04:25:01 PM »

This tute may be a little closer to what you''re looking for.  Anyway, you may be able to modify it to add the third ruffle. 
http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/photos/ruffled_skirts_tutorial/index.html

Also, I have a pattern for a ruffle shirt that gives you the basic idea of how to do the three ruffles.  You''d just have to change up the top to make it a skirt rather than a shirt.  It''d definitely be helpful for the ruffle part though.
http://froglegsandponytails.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5&category_id=1&keyword=carson

Hope this helps!
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MAYELA
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010 10:03:00 AM »

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39874485 all you do is shorten the top part.
Vintage chic also has a ruffle skirt pattern.
http://www.pinkfig.typepad.com/ its the nie nie skirt
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chrisnkelley
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010 04:04:05 PM »

My dd has a top of that style and it is constructed using tiers with ruffles added.  It might be hard to understand without pics, but I think I would start out by cutting pieces for a regular tiered skirt.  Then take the bottom tier and make a gathered ruffle for it and baste it onto that bottom tier.  Then sew that piece to the next tier piece up.  Then make a gathered ruffle piece to fit the 2nd from bottom tier and baste that on, attach to top tier, make a gathered ruffle for top tier, baste to top tier piece, then sew that onto your top piece which would either be waistband piece or what I like to do, a drop waist piece since I like my girls to have a tad longer skirts.  When cutting your ruffle pieces to fit the tier pieces, I'd make the ruffle pieces about an inch wider than the tier pieces so that the ruffle (which will need to be hemmed) will still be long enough to cover the base tier skirt so you don't seen the seam for the next ruffle under it.  Pheww...hope that makes some sense. Smiley
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