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« on: December 08, 2011 01:53:01 PM »

Ok so I have a couple of years of sewing under my belt (1.5) and a friend asked if I could make her a prom dress. Cheesy Me saying yes and being nice she proceeded to pick out an unattractive dress to say the least. To discourage her from that dress, I found a $500 dress she would absolutely love and she changed her mind. But now Im in a rutt. This dress will be beautiful on  her, but I need  a little of help to break down how to make this dress. I can work out how to make the bodice but the skirt is a little confusing to me. I know its multiple layers, but Im not quite sure how to fit it and make it all work out. XD Difficulty level may be incredibly advanced but I will keep on at it until I finally am able to make it. Any help is welcome, I mean any at all Cheesy please



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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011 03:38:22 PM »

I think the tulle might be layered onto an underskirt.  At least, that's probably how I would do it..... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011 05:57:50 PM »

I think the tulle might be layered onto an underskirt.  At least, that's probably how I would do it..... Smiley
thanks, my main problem is the skirt,  XD
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011 05:49:08 AM »

I would make a semi-fitted miniskirt to sew the tulle onto.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011 07:04:55 AM »

Yeah I would say you jumped into the deep end! Which I try to do myself as often as possible - so I can't blame you for it. Wink

If it were me I would start with this tute for the top corset
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUp0dZTcT8E&feature=plcp&context=C25dd7UDOEgsToPDskKYip6tl1DmZEQ78W6suERJ

Then I think I would try to make the skirt by making several of those circular tutus that stick straight out ( http://www.momdot.com/howtomakeatutu ) and sewing them together by the waistbands until I got the length I wanted. Luckily tulle is cheap, cause you may want to make a mockup first!
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011 02:36:12 PM »

I would make a semi-fitted miniskirt to sew the tulle onto.

Yeah, that's what I meant.  Sorry to be vague.....

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011 05:24:23 PM »

  Awesome advice:D I was told it looked like the skirt might have been made out of tricot instead of tulle...Are they  very different from each other except for one bein finer? Thanks for so much help I love Crafster ^.^
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011 06:01:07 PM »

The full skirt looks like a bunch of straight tulle skirts stacked together and sewn together.

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011 09:00:13 PM »

I don't think it's tricot.  My first guess would definitely be tulle, and it's what I'd recommend using because it's relatively inexpensive and not the worst thing to work with.  My second guess would be organza, or something similar, but that would get spendy fast, with all those layers, and that volume.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011 07:13:36 AM »

the only problem with tulle is it is horribly scratchy to wear, it looks to me like both tulle and chiffon, chiffon for floaty layers and tull for the sticky out ones..

you could always cheat and get her to buy something like this http://www.pettiskirtstyle.com/teen-adultpettiskirts.htm (about half way down the page) .and add some longer floaty layers to it..and sew it to the bodice.
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