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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2004 01:15:06 AM »

Wow- I think I can finally put to use the yard of fabric I've had laying around!

BUT- I have a question. What do you mean by hip measurement? Just the distance around, right?

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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2004 02:14:18 PM »

Great skirt... I believe I actually saw that fabric somewhere and wanted to make a skirt out of it.  Being such a beginner though I thought I should hold off.  This is really cute though!

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2004 06:25:30 PM »

when I saw the material that you used to make this skirt I just had to splurge and buy it at Joanns.  luckily it was on sale and i got 40% off of it.  Great Skirt and good tutorial.... Grin

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2006 05:48:21 PM »

here goes- *pattern drafting skills don't fail me now  Wink


(this is the first tutorial I've written so bear with me!!!!)

Ok- you shouldn't need more than a yard of fabric to make this skirt

Get out the paper you will draw you pattern on, a ruler, a few good pencils, and a 90degree angle (to make sure your lines are perpindicular). And have your hip measurement handy!

The drawing should be fairly self explanitory as far as the drafting of your pattern pieces- you can add more pleats by adding 2 inches for each to A. Make sure they are evenly spaced. For mine (and the pattern shown) I kept them 3 inches apart, with the front center pleat being 9 1/2 inches wide.

For those of you who have not done pleats- mark the tops of the solid and dotted lines (I use tailors tacks)
then you will take the ones indicated as dotted lines, and fold it to line it up with the solid line, putting the dotted behind the solid, and having the excess towards the center. pin and baste in place. do this for both lower front and back.
This top pleated edge should be equal to the bottom edge of the yoke.
 Sew right sides together- the yoke bottom edge and the top pleated edge of the lower skirt. Do this with both the front and back. Iron seam allowances towards the top of the skirt and edgestitch them up.
Sew the front and back together, right sides together.
Hem the bottom edge in your usual way
Slip the skirt on, and test the length- I know its too big on your waist, just bear with me... decide how long you want the skirt to be, and mark how much extra yoke you have. I decided my yoke was WAY to big (but I'm damn short)- my finished yoke ended up being  2.5".
When you figure out how wide you want the yoke, pin carefully all the way around so that its the same width (measuring from the seam where the pleated part and the yoke come together UP)- fold the excess inside  and pin. Iron to get a clean line. Sew around the top 1/2" from the fold you just made, and leave a 1" opening (to get your elastic in!).  You can now cut away any excess yoke (be sure to serge or zig zag your edge though!)
Cut your 1/4" wide elastic to your size (for where the top of the skirt will sit on you, minus an inch) , and feed it through. overlap the ends and sew together securely. work into place.
On the one I made I took 1/2" wide ribbon to the yoke/skirt seam for decoration.


i love ur skirt...i love all skirts especially pleated ones n urs is very cute!! jus one thing ...i cant see the tute pic..cud u repost it or sumthin?? thnx
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006 09:32:04 AM »

very cool . that looks great

« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2008 10:37:06 AM »

I really love you're skirt.
So i wanted to follow the tutorial you made.
But the picture wont show up.
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008 01:45:36 PM »

Hot diggity dog, I love that fabric!

That skirt is adorable.  Thanks for the tut Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008 05:46:09 AM »

This is great! Beautiful skirt... I just wish that i could see the tute pictures... Any chance of reposting?

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008 03:51:23 PM »

this is awesome and all but i cant see the picture for your tutorial :/

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