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Topic: Lacey plaid ruffle skirt and gathered leg warmers  (Read 2919 times)
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NVA
« on: July 05, 2005 02:35:40 PM »

Thanks to this topic here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41335.0

I was able to find this site here: http://www.gobbolino.co.uk/

And get inspirations from these pictures (click to make larger):




To create these! (click to make larger):




« Last Edit: July 06, 2005 06:15:05 AM by NVA » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005 03:33:51 PM »

gobbolino! my my...i've been browsing that site since the beginning.  i love your versions! green is my all time favourite colour!  i hope you don't mind me asking, but for the skirt - did you use a circle skirt type pattern or did you do something different? i've always wanted one of those skirts
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NVA
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005 06:14:38 AM »

I don't mind you asking at all. For the skirt I just cut a retangle of fabric 2 times my waist size sewed the 2 open ends together and fit it with elastic. Pretty easy really.
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Izzy
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2005 09:53:46 AM »

Wahey, my post inspired some creativity! (obviously not mine, as I haven't bothered to start the skirt yet no money = no lace & no fabric = no skirt.)

Having read how you made yours, and how another user explained it on my thread, I'm guessing that this is how it works out (pretty much) - I'm not very good at visualising things.



Though I was slightly confused when you said you 'fitted' the elastic - did you do it after you had sewn the two ends together? I would have assumed that you stitched a little sort of 'casing' for the elastic to pass through, pulled the elastic through it to ruffle the skirt, and sewed the two ends together.

Damn me for not understanding supposedly simple things.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2005 05:23:15 PM »

Awesome Grin
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NVA
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2005 07:17:14 PM »

Wahey, my post inspired some creativity! (obviously not mine, as I haven't bothered to start the skirt yet no money = no lace & no fabric = no skirt.)

Having read how you made yours, and how another user explained it on my thread, I'm guessing that this is how it works out (pretty much) - I'm not very good at visualising things.



Though I was slightly confused when you said you 'fitted' the elastic - did you do it after you had sewn the two ends together? I would have assumed that you stitched a little sort of 'casing' for the elastic to pass through, pulled the elastic through it to ruffle the skirt, and sewed the two ends together.

Damn me for not understanding supposedly simple things.


That's excactly what I meant. You explianed it better then I did. Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005 03:02:05 AM »

NVA, Izzy...thank you!  that's awesome, i'm gonna get to work on making mine! one thing though, when you measure the elastic - is it half the length of the skirt?  i'm guessing that's what makes it ruffle, and fit to your waist....maybe i'm wrong
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NVA
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2005 07:03:31 AM »

NVA, Izzy...thank you!  that's awesome, i'm gonna get to work on making mine! one thing though, when you measure the elastic - is it half the length of the skirt?  i'm guessing that's what makes it ruffle, and fit to your waist....maybe i'm wrong

I just made the elastic the size of my waist. The more fabric you have the more ruffles will be made.
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purplegal05
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2005 07:48:42 AM »

that looks like what those heirojuku (sp?) girls from Japan wear! I love that skirt!
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Delziela
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2005 07:29:36 PM »

Wahey, my post inspired some creativity! (obviously not mine, as I haven't bothered to start the skirt yet no money = no lace & no fabric = no skirt.)

Having read how you made yours, and how another user explained it on my thread, I'm guessing that this is how it works out (pretty much) - I'm not very good at visualising things.



Though I was slightly confused when you said you 'fitted' the elastic - did you do it after you had sewn the two ends together? I would have assumed that you stitched a little sort of 'casing' for the elastic to pass through, pulled the elastic through it to ruffle the skirt, and sewed the two ends together.

Damn me for not understanding supposedly simple things.


My walmart has tons of plaid fabric in the one doller per yard section, it may not be exactly what you want, but it would be fairly cheap.
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