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Topic: *TUTORIAL* Narrow skirt with gathered waist darts  (Read 12822 times)
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« on: January 03, 2006 04:54:11 PM »

this is a test garment that i made last evening
That's muslin I used, not the actual fabric although i want the actual skirt to have contrasting piping at the waist like the picture
**EDIT** here is the finished item and TUTORIAL-> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72797.0

The fit was pretty close to what I had in mind so i'm quite happy with it - I dropped the waist, brought in the side seams a little and tapered the bottom to get a more fitted look
It's meant to be a simple skirt that can be worn to work, or for smart casual events.
what do you guys think? is it too plain? I would like to hear some comments and work that into the final piece

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 04:56:19 PM »

yes!!  i saw a dress like that in one of my magazines (can't remember which one) and was just about to go and make one!  I think it's fabulous and very chic and classy, and can't wait to see the real one you'll make!

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 05:07:51 PM »

Wow, that is an AWESOME twist on a pencil skirt! So classy! I would make one if it weren't for my unfortunately wide hips.  Sad
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 05:39:02 PM »

i like just white like that, its really cool and pretty. its so awesome! wish i had it Wink

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006 07:19:56 PM »

I think it's a fun idea for a skirt, though it would probably make my hips look monsterously huge, drawing attention to them like that. I guess whether it would be too plain or not would depend on the fabric you're planning on using, though I'm sure the piping will help there. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006 07:28:04 PM »

love the design! it is kind of plain at the bottom...I'd add some ruffles to the hem or something. very chic!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006 07:33:05 PM »

wow, that's very nice!  It looks like it will be very flattering, as well

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006 07:42:16 PM »

I really like it!  I am wondering though, are you putting a facing in the waistband?

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006 07:45:38 PM »

Not too plain at all.  It would look really cute in a small polka dot print with contrasting piping, though.  I wonder...is there any way to work on the darts just a wee bit to prevent the pucker at the bottom?  I've not done a gathered waist dart, so maybe I'm off, but I wonder if the darts were skinnied down to nothing at the bottom and then the threads tied off, would it create a sleeker line (it does with regular and s-darts)?  For those of us with hips narrower than our shoulders and too much boobage, it would definitely balance things.  Grin  Any chance of a tutorial?  
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006 08:02:14 PM »

that is fabbbbbbbbulous.  I dont think it's too plain at all, however...I dunno, if there was a way to gather it in the back, like in the front....um hm i cant describe what i'm thinking, but like right down the middle, gathered on both sides, all the way down, would be neat too, although I reallly like it just the way it is.  doing what I'm talking about would change the skirt completely, maybe down the road or something haha!

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