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Topic: I've kinda fallen in love with this skirt, can anyone help me get a pattern?  (Read 3886 times)
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« on: October 30, 2010 05:08:02 PM »

So yeah I was looking up fairy tale images and I found photos of this skirt and I am in desperate need of it now.


Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to how to include this beatiful thing in my life?And just to provide further information I am an average, beginningish seamstress and I fluctuate between size 26/28.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010 06:04:50 PM »

Oh boy! that's got a lot of yardage in it Smiley I think you can use any number of tutu tutorials but amp up the number of widths in the tiers. You've got a lot of gathering in your future Smiley Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010 03:48:46 PM »

I agree with Crafty McCrafterson, that is a lot of ruffling! Also a lot of layers.  I'm guessing there's a full petticoat, then an underskirt (that's the longer layer), then the top skirt.  It's possible that the longer flounce and the shorter flounce are both attached to the overskirt, but I don't think so.

Make sure you choose a very lightweight fabric for this or it will weigh a ton.  You're going to need several yards of fabric and several yards of ruffled lace.

I would suggest searching for gothic lolita patterns/instructions.  You could also search cosplay sites for directions, or maybe look at some square dance patterns.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010 06:32:46 PM »

yeah, I showed this to my mom and she was like "Oh, that is such a pretty skirt." Then when I replied that I wanted to make this, she said nothing but gave me a look that clarified that she was in no way going to be involved with the construction of this skirt. I sure can pick them can't I? lol But I found these tutorials and think these might be closest to what I need:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298574.0;all

http://mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/pretty-petti/

http://madebybronwyn.blogspot.com/2010/01/pettiskirt-or-what-i-did-on-my-summer.html
Any comments, criticisms, tips and/or hints?
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 05:17:30 AM »

That last one looks the most helpful. I like how they work it in sections. That's the hardest part is all that ruffly length...so unmanageable.  Definitely choose a fabric that won't fray or you'll get grouchy.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010 02:14:28 PM »

Wow, I want one too! 

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011 11:38:59 PM »

Would It not be easiest to work with crinoline and then put fray check everywhere? Definately easier I would think that nylon or tulle. Im a medium level sewer who dabbles a bit in advanced sewing (I like a challenge) :3 and tulle can be a mofo with how it like to tear >.>
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011 02:45:40 PM »

Ohhh man I want that skirt too, now.  Please post pics so we can see when it is done?
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