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Topic: How do I make a sheer embroidered skirt like this?  (Read 894 times)
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« on: February 13, 2011 02:50:43 PM »

Hi all! I've been lurking on the forums for a while and have just come out of the woodwork. I plan on getting more crafty this year (although I say that every year and never really do...), I'd like to get started on making a sheer skirt for myself!

I really like this skirt I saw on ASOS, but as it's recently sold out I thought I'd try to reconstruct a similar one. It looks like this:

http://www.asos.com/countryid/1/Asos/Asos-Revive-Sheer-Embroidered-Midi-Skirt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1281004&MID=35718&affid=2134&siteID=kCW4Opi.XCE-z9CGvh779cBZfeiJIGSInw

I've uploaded pictures here in case the link doesn't work:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/250464_13Feb11_ASOS_revivesheermidiskirt.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/250464_13Feb11_ASOS_revivesheermidiskirt2.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/250464_13Feb11_ASOS_revivesheermidiskirt3.jpg

Now being a total noob, how would I go about making a skirt like this? I think the embroidery might be a little too complicated for my skills, I have no idea how to do something like that on this skirt! If someone could give me a brief rundown of what steps were taken to create something like this would be immensely helpful.

Thanks so much in advance! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011 07:14:16 PM »

There was actually a skirt posted a few days ago which I can't find now...but it was basically made out of a thrifted window valance.  I bet you could find some curtains that are embroidered and sheer to re-con into a gathered skirt pretty easily!
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 12:06:24 PM »

You could probably find a tablecloth like that.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 03:36:25 PM »

Oh hey, those are some great suggestions, thanks so much! I would never have thought about using those materials for a skirt. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011 02:04:55 PM »

Ok, last stupid question: how would I make the waistband of this skirt?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011 02:27:06 PM »

The easiest thing to do would be to take a strip of fabric folded over and make a casing for elastic.  The real skirt looks like it may have a knit or elastic waistband?  But check out this massive list of tutorials for skirts: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355741.0  I'm sure you'll find one that works great!
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011 02:50:54 PM »

Thanks Aislynn for the advice and tuts! I'll be sure to check them out. Smiley
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