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Deadgirldreams
« on: February 07, 2012 07:41:48 PM »

I finally got around to making a craftster account! For my first post ever, I wanted to show off a skirt I finished sewing up yesterday!

I made a skirt before, but I wasn't that great at sewing a clean, straight line, and never realized I had a twin needle stashed away in my sewing chest. So this is my first complete attempt!

ANYHOO

I call this "Rose Truffle"



There's the entire skirt laid out. I did a simple gathered rectangle with an elastic waist band. (I really love the fabric)



There's a close up of the waist band. I fudged a part of the ruffling up, so I covered it up with a band sewn down over top the actual waist band.



Here's a close up of my ruffles. I did a zigzag stitch overtop a free piece of heavy duty Coats and Clark to make the gathering easier.

Because of the gathers, it took me about 6 hours between one evening and the following afternoon. My next project will be making a petticoat for this. It looks sort of like a bag without anything supporting it. LOL
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ivoryh1632
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012 09:01:53 PM »

Super cute! I especailly like the band covering up the gathered waistband, such a good idea, and it looks really cute too.

For future gathering, especially if you're going to be making a petticoat, you might wanna try the method she uses on here http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/2010/08/patience-pays-off-pettiskirt-tutorial.html I've had to make a ton of tutus and petticoats this past year and I found that to be the quickest easiest way. You just gotta do a little bit of testing to begin with to get your tension/gather ratio right. But after that it goes real quick.
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sew-rabbity
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012 10:09:58 PM »

fantastic! I love the ruffles, and the bow is great! The fabrics you picked work very well together. Nice work  Smiley
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Deadgirldreams
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012 10:33:09 PM »

@Ivoryh1632: Ahh thank you, that's a really great tutorial! I'll definitely have to try that out when I get to mine!

@Sew-rabbity: Thank you! <3
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012 02:19:26 AM »

That is lovely.  The fabric and the ruffles and bow all look so great together.  Very impressive for one of your first projects.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012 03:44:49 PM »

That skirt is adorable! Well done!
(Putting a band over the top of the original waistband pays off, I think it wouldn't look as nice if you could see the gathering tbh)
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