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christines005
« on: April 03, 2014 06:26:49 PM »

Hello I'm new and looking for some advice on how to fix a circle skirt.

I'm positive I made the measurements correctly, but when I sewed the back seam together to finish the skirt, it bunches up in the back. I'm not sure how to go about fixing it? I'm a little confused. Can anyone give me some advice to fix this problem?  

Front:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=24cupgg&s=8

Back:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=zl3gjt&s=8#.Uz4KE9xcQrg

Thank you in advance to anyone who contributes to this convo!
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014 07:49:43 PM »

Is that a HUGE hanger or a tiny skirt?

It looks like the seam got gathered while you were sewing.  Does it bunch evenly on both sides of the seam, or just on one side?  If both, rip it out and restitch (a little more carefully).  This might have happened if you machine was having trouble, or a thread got caught and gathered everything up.

If just one side bunches up, that side got stretched while sewing.  Rip it out, but you may have to recut before putting it all back together.
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christines005
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014 07:15:55 AM »

It's a tiny skirt =)  I was using some of my grandmothers old fabric scraps for practice

The seam itself isn't bunching.  I think it might be the weight of the fabric at the bottom pulling it towards the center?  I'll have to take it apart and see where I went wrong. Thank you!
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steiconi
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014 02:01:26 PM »

I looked at the picture again.  Maybe there isn't enough fabric to make the skirt hang properly?  Smaller items need thinner, drapier fabric (I also make dolls, have to use super-floppy fabric to get the right effect).  And the binding on the hem isn't helping; that would make it stiffer.
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christines005
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014 07:49:11 PM »

I ending up taking off the binding which helped a little. I think I had too much fabric because it was still weighing inward. I took some inches off the width, and that helped. It now doesn't weigh in anymore!  Thank you for your help!
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