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Topic: I'm dressing up as River Tam, and I need some help with the skirt  (Read 1704 times)
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yahtzee
« on: October 17, 2010 03:43:00 PM »

So, I'm dressing as River Tam from Firefly, in her safe outfit.
http://pcwranglers.com/safe.jpg
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/athena_nimiane/RiverTamscreenshot.png
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/athena_nimiane/RiverTamscreenshot2.png

I'm going to make the skirt, because I can't find one like it, but I could use some suggestions for basic patterns (preferably free and online) and suggestions for what fabric to use (I would like the skirt to act like hers does, all spinny and stuff).
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010 07:05:42 PM »

There's this gauzy fabric (not sure what it's actually called) you can get but I usually see it in darker colors. Your best best would probably be to find it in white or cream & dye it.

Likely hard to find something like that in stores this time of year.

I'd do a circle skirt concept modified. Cut the waist too big so it can be gathered to be more full. There's several tutes on Craftster for circle skirts.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010 07:22:23 AM »

Yup, I agree, several gathered circle skirts all sewn to the same waistband would give you that effect.  And it's just called crinkle gauze.  If you can find cotton broadcloth or batiste, you can crinkle that yourself, and it may be close enough.
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