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PurpleHeather
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2006 03:53:44 AM »

Will anyone be making this with a ridged self-fabric waistband?

I had a dance skirt when I was about that high which had three buttons for the side fastening - one on the waistband and two on the skirt portion.  I was hoping to be able to recreate this, although it might take some experimentation!

i've made a tonne of skirts like this Amy - feel free to PM me if you want some help.
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wakeupdonnie
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2006 12:56:51 PM »

Eeee I think I'm gonna try. Smiley
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MissMegan
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2006 11:43:49 AM »

I made this one a couple days ago...it was my first time using a zipper so that was exciting  

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2006 08:34:53 AM »

I'm glad to see this didn't finish without me.  Smiley

I bought fabric a couple of days ago and would like to sew this weekend. I would like to make this with a rigid waistband but I'm a little scared. I've never done one before and I don't know how to go about doing it without a pattern. I bought elastic and was planning on using that unless one of you can walk me through a waisband.
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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2006 07:56:40 AM »

I definatly want to try a circle skirt with you! I've been really if-ish about trying one, so it's good that someone started this sewalong. I've got smarmy's tutorial from http://www.whatthecraft.com/. Hopefully I follow directions well!

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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2006 10:42:18 AM »

Mermaid.. Smarmy's tute is a good one. I like the variation where she offset the center whole.

My only concern (and I'm wondering if I screwed mine up because of this) is the size of the center hole. I thought rather than having the hole the same size as the "where it will sit on the waist" measurement that it should be bigger, so that it would fit fairly easily past the biggest part of the hip. Then I used elastic to get it back down to the waist measurement. My my rotten neice, er um model, hasn't tried it on yet so I don't know how that plan worked out.

Does anybody have any experience or thoughts with this?
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006 11:26:14 AM »

Mermaid.. Smarmy's tute is a good one. I like the variation where she offset the center whole.

My only concern (and I'm wondering if I screwed mine up because of this) is the size of the center hole. I thought rather than having the hole the same size as the "where it will sit on the waist" measurement that it should be bigger, so that it would fit fairly easily past the biggest part of the hip. Then I used elastic to get it back down to the waist measurement. My my rotten neice, er um model, hasn't tried it on yet so I don't know how that plan worked out.

Does anybody have any experience or thoughts with this?

Yeah, after re-reading it I was curious about that. I don't know if this would make it less of a circle skirt or not, and I hate gathering, but if you're (I'm) doing the stretchy waistband thing with not so stretchy fabric, wouldn't I need to cut the waist a little bigger and gather it so there is something to stretch over- say-my big butt?
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2006 12:20:56 PM »

Yeah, after re-reading it I was curious about that. I don't know if this would make it less of a circle skirt or not, and I hate gathering, but if you're (I'm) doing the stretchy waistband thing with not so stretchy fabric, wouldn't I need to cut the waist a little bigger and gather it so there is something to stretch over- say-my big butt?

That was exactly my thought. My fabric that has no stretch to it whatsoever. I made the circle big enough to fit a butt through it and then gathered the waist around the elastic. I made the non-stretched elastic the same as the "where it will sit on the hip" measurement but the finished hole looks like it's going to be too big. Because I don't wear skirts I don't know whether that elastic should be stretched tight when it's being worn. Mine was made so that it won't be. It still hasn't been tried on yet.
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2006 04:27:37 AM »

I've got about 3 circle skirts that I need to make after the easter holidays, so I'll try to come up with a tutorial for circle skirts with waistbands.  Realistically, it'll be the end of April before I'm able to put it up, as my hard drive on my home PC is corrupt, and I don't know when I'll have time to reinstall windows.
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