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Topic: Purple Hippie Panel Skirt - It Rocks! - Tutorial  (Read 31228 times)
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thewalrusisme
« on: June 25, 2004 02:05:52 PM »

So... i made my second panel skirt and im real proud of how it turned out... i dont have a tutorial, but might be able to make some diagrams of how i made it if people are genuinely interested.
It was pretty easy..and i was working with beautiful fabric which made it even more fun  Grin
Only issue ive had is that its kinda crooked..longer on one side than the other...
http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/panel1.jpg
http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/panel2.jpg

and not to load u all up with pictures, u can follow the link for a full picture of my hippieness in my new panel skirt  Cheesy
http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/panelall.jpg

TUTORIAL

OK, this is really rough, especially the making it fit part lol  I actually started this one a year ago...had to wait til i lost some weight for it to fit on my body bc i had mis-judged things  Roll Eyes

I tend to just jump into things without planning out so much, but I believe the best way to make this skirt is to:
1.) measure your waist

2.)  Take this measurement and divide it by 4 [Since there are 4 panels] and then add 2 inches to the plain clothe panels which will be in the middle and 4 inches to the corduroy ones to allow for seams.  The length should be the final length you want it to be, plus 3 inches.
For example if your waist was 40inches around.  Each fabric panel would be 12 inches wide at the top and each corduroy panel would be 14 inches wide at the top.

3.) cut two fabric shapes with these dimensions as below. [the dotted line being where you will sew later]
http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/fabric.jpg

4.) Cut two corduroy shapes with the dimensions below.
]http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/cord.jpg

5.)  Sew all four pieces together along the dotted edge with the excess fabric inside the tube and the right side of the fabric facing outwards.  I usually finish the inside stuff just by zigzagging the edges although I know there's more proffesional ways of doing things...

6.) On the side cord panels, I tend to sew another seam down the middle just to give it a more crisp/clean kinda look.
http://members.aol.com/comecleanrelax/crisp.jpg

7.) hem the bottom.
8.) insert a drawstring at the top.  I dont have the patience to go into this in depth now but maybe later.   Wink  be careful to make sure the tube the string goes into is PLENTY big enough or it won't gather right.

Things i'd do different next time:
1.) add pockets, maybe at the mock seam in the cordorouy, on the side.  It would be real easy...
2.) take my time in measuring and making things square/straight.  My skirts kinda lopsided  Undecided
3.) put one sided interface on the cotton fabric i use for the middle panels, because over time the cottom does kinda wear out... stretching funny and stuff.. altho its being thin and light weight does make it cooler in the summer, even with the cord on the side... its a tricky situation  Wink


shewww these tutorial things are a lot more time consuming than they'd seem ::wipes sweat from her brow::
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2004 02:40:40 PM »

very pretty Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2004 08:10:15 PM »

I would love to make a skirt like that if you have time to post a tute.  The fabric is beautiful and it fits you great!
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thewalrusisme
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004 04:16:56 PM »

thanks for the feedback guys.. im trying to piece together a tutorial now.. it's gonna be real rough tho, bc i really dont plan stuff out, i kinda just piece it together as i go lol and try stuff on like 20 times during the process to make sure im not screwing up to badly....
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2004 12:07:07 PM »

That's beautiful, uber-please for a tute!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004 05:25:23 PM »

Ah, that is gorgeous! Since there's no tutorial (yet, hint hint!), I'm wondering a couple things so I can try it on my own:

Is there a panel in the front and back?

Are there side seams (in the purplish material)?

Again, that's an incredible skirt. Reminds me of the 90's...

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2004 07:04:28 PM »

Ah, that is gorgeous! Since there's no tutorial (yet, hint hint!),

thanks... and i swear ive got diagrams drawn and everything, im just trying to word it in a descriptive/non-flakey kinda way

Is there a panel in the front and back?
4 total panels

Are there side seams (in the purplish material)?
yep, they aren't "necessary" but i think it creates a cleaner look.... even when covered in mud from dancing in the grass barefooted  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2004 12:29:59 PM »

  Grin
Thanks for posting a tutorial. I live in skirts, so any new ways to make them is totally appreciated. I'll definately try this.
By the way, your skirt does rock!

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2004 02:13:27 PM »

thats an awesome skirt!
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thewalrusisme
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2004 02:16:40 PM »

yay! for all the compliments, thanks guys... Grin
Unfortunately the cord i was using in the drawstring unraveled when i washed it  Roll Eyes  so now i need to find a string that won't unravel but will fit thru the grommets.... 
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