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EinsZweiDrei
« on: March 12, 2004 12:23:41 PM »

At first I thought this would be easy but I am having a lot of trouble with the measures.

Can anybody help me? To me it looks like a ruffle but somebody mentioned the skirt is in fact pleaded and sewed onto the waist band.

Do you think I should handsew the ruffled/pleaded bits?

At the moment my main concern is how to measure it. I am probably starting all over.

Any help is very much appreciated.


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raine
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2004 01:03:16 PM »

That's a nice skirt!
I would measure the top band so it fits snug on your waist (with a zipper closure or something). Then I would cut the bottom part square, rather than angled like a true a-line skirt. So, the top part would be as big as you want the bottom to be, depending on how big you want the pleats to be. Try measuring another pleated or gathered skirt that fits you to see how wide to cut it. Then fold the top edge into evenly spaced pleats, iron them, pin them to the top part and sew the folded pleats into the waist band. You could also hand or machine baste the folds in before you sew it to the waist band, instead of just pinning them.
Hope that helps, post your pictures when you're done, I'd like to see how it turns out!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2004 01:27:51 PM »

you should take a look here.. it's basicaly the same thing but a lot shorter Shocked

http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=8;action=display;threadid=3372
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004 09:43:51 AM »

i dont know if this would help (I'm not a big sewer) but maybe you'll get a tip here:
http://www.getcrafty.com/read/craft/features/alineskirt/index.html
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EinsZweiDrei
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2004 01:51:00 AM »

thanks a lot girls!!!
i'd completely forgotten about this post, i'm sorry!
anyway i checked the pleated skirt tutorial, nifty!
i am going to start the skirt today.
thank you for your help!
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