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Pink_Dinosaur
« on: March 21, 2006 07:51:40 PM »

This is the first piece of clothing I made. The fabric I was a bedsheet I found at the thrift store for $2.00.
It only took me 2 hours to make working on and off. Let me know what you think Smiley thanks

Me standing on my sister's bed using the camera's self timer:


Another view:


Close up of fabric:


The waist band:


The zipper on the waistband:

thanks for looking!  Cheesy

TUTORIAL
Here is a basic tutorial on how to cut out the skirt. I hope everything is clear. let me know if I need to explain a bit more.
Two tips I have for you:
  • Try this out on muslin or other inexpensive fabric to make sure your layout and calculations are correct before you cut your fabric
  • Once you have the dimensions worked out, make a paper pattern that you can use in the future so you don't have to recalculate every time.

 
if you are still having trouble check out this site:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/crispin.roche/circular.htm
Just plug in your length, your waist size, and the size of fabric you are using and it calculates everything for you and provides an image as guidance.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006 08:04:47 PM »

wow, that's a really awesome skirt!
did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2006 08:05:06 PM »

wow! that is really cute. i like the print, it should be great for summer!
My favorite part is the waistband-super flattering!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2006 08:08:22 PM »

Great job, especially for your first project. I really like that print, and the skirt looks great. Well done.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2006 08:46:31 PM »

That is one beautiful skirt, I adore it. The fabric is great and I love the shape and the length you chose...the waistband is amazing, GREAT job for a first project, wow! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2006 10:04:33 PM »

LOVING the print.  I love bedsheets as fabric!  Are you going to share which pattern you used?  And if not a pattern, perhaps a quick tute?  Would love to do something like this for myself this year.  fantastic job.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2006 10:11:05 PM »

 That is such a cute skirt! And it looks great with that shirt.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2006 10:15:49 PM »

Very cute!  You are a lucky lucky lady to have found that fabric in a thrift shop!  You did a great job!   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2006 11:57:28 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments. I have tons of the fabric left over so I think I may make a matching purse.

wow, that's a really awesome skirt!
did you use a pattern?
LOVING the print.  I love bedsheets as fabric!  Are you going to share which pattern you used?  And if not a pattern, perhaps a quick tute?  Would love to do something like this for myself this year.  fantastic job.
I used this tutorial:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0
but the waist came out huge so searching through the posts I found some help from Sexie_Leopard. Here's how to get the correct waist measurment:

"1. Take your measurement divide by pie (3.14....).
2. Take that number divide by 2. (you'll get a decimal number)
3. Take the numbers after the decimal point and multiply by 16. (round up this number)
4. Take your whole number from step 2 and write it down.  then take your number from step 3 and put it over 16 in a fraction, so now you have a whole number with a fraction.  ( this is your measurement for you quarter circle)
5. Decide how long your want your skirt.  You could either cut it around the length you think or you could measure.  If you want to measure, add that number to the number from  step 4.

Here's an example...
Step 1: 42 divided by pie = 13.369
Step 2: 13.369 divided by 2= 6.685
Step 3: .685 x 16= 10.960 rounded up to 11
Step 4:  6  11/16
Step 5: 6  11/16  +  15 (length of skirt) = 21  11/16

So you'd mark your inner circle at 6  11/16"  and then your bigger circle at 21  11/16".  "


It totally worked out for me. The tutorial may be hard to read but i can draw something up if need be, let me know

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2006 01:21:41 PM »

Your skirt is incredible! I just bought some similar fabric from a flea market (for $4!) to make a dress. I'm so happy to see a finished version look so awesome. Smiley Did you line the skirt?
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