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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005 12:46:03 PM »

I too would like to join this sewalong. I've planned to make a few of these skirts for the longest while. I have black and pale green cotton voile which I plan to use.
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2005 12:57:04 PM »

I have been dying to make one of these but as I have no way of buying the fabric I need for a while, I will be definitely be watching Grin Good luck all!
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2005 01:15:21 AM »

I just use my normal foot, but use my longest stitch that I then pull up to gather them. They are really simple. With the skirt I made I did the first tier 1m long, the second 1m 20, then 1m 50, 2m and 2m 50

Randommarble; approximately how wide were your tiers?  I've got a fabric I love, but only 2m of it, and I was pondering making a short tiered skirt with it, as i saw a nice on in Reading this weekend.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2005 08:52:17 AM »

They were between 17 and 20cm, getting wider as they went down. My material was 150cm wide and I used 1m 15 to make  a five tier mid calf length skirt. The bottom two tiers were cut from 3 strips total, one of which was cut into a 50cm strip and a 1m strip, sewn onto a 1.5m strip to create the 2 and 2.5m strips to save fabric.

Here is the link to my skirt with a top I made. Sorry it's not very clear.

http://192.168.1.15:88/pawprints/products.php?category=4
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2005 02:07:10 AM »

Thanks for the measurements Randommarble - I've 2m of a nice purple fabric, but it's quite sheer so i think I'm going to make one in 2 layers instead of 1, so it (hopefully) isn't so see through!

I can't view your picture at the moment, but I'll try it again another time.
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2005 12:30:18 AM »

the picture may not be visible at certain times, because my brother is hosting my new site on his server, which is not always on. Sorry for any inconvienience (sp?).
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2005 08:41:48 PM »

oh im so in.
i already made one out of a vintage bathrobe
but my next is a navy blue gauzy material.
i'll probably make it sometime in the next week or so.
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2005 12:41:49 AM »

I'd like to join in on this too, if it's ok for newbies to do that...

I've never put a zipper in before, and am a little nervous of trying it out on my own.

I was planning on using some black and purple crushed velvet.  Do you think that will be too stretchy for this skirt?  Or perhaps just too heavy?  I have other fabric too, I just wanted to try it with the velvet first.

I'm very unsure of my sewing skills, but my mom says I'm much better at it than I am giving myself credit for.

Also, is there a way to make this skirt without a zipper?  I'm much more interested in either a drawstring waistband, or elastic.

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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2005 08:13:13 AM »

When I made mine, I gave it an elastic waist and it seems fine. With the crushed velvet, you should try gathering a small piece to see if it works OK. The skirt I'm going to making is prob going to be black and white - alternating on each tier - because we have to do mini enterprise at school and our group has decided to do black and white but with coloured top stitching.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2005 04:19:41 PM »

i'd like to join this sewalong. i bought some white gauzy material last week and i want to make one of these  Grin. i'm making my own pattern but i'm not quite sure how it will turn out. can anyone tell me if you think it will work?

here's my pattern idea: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/skier88888/skirtpic.gif

thanks so much! <3 Lisa
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