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« on: April 14, 2006 05:43:38 PM »

So I have this idea for a skirt, but I have no idea how to go about making it.

I want a skirt like this:


With a more gathered part off to the side.

I was thinking of just making it like a circle skirt, but make the circumference of the circle I cut out of the fabric bigger than my waistband, and then just gather the extra fabric to one area when i sew the waist band on. And maybe setting the waist off center and gathering the longer part(...gah, i have no idea if this makes sense to anyone else...)  I, of course, have no idea if this would actually work, and would rather not waste fabric.

So, any ideas and how I could make something similar, or know of a pattern/tutorial like this that I may have over looked in my search for one?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006 05:58:34 PM »

to practice i would try making one out of cheap broad cloth or muslim and use a machine base to but it together to see if it works if it does you just take out the basting and use that as a pattern for your real skirt and if it doesnt work that you have only wasted about $5 of fabric, no big loss

hope the skirt works out for you and post pictures when your done Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006 06:01:04 PM »

It's not exactly the same as your design but I thought this might help a bit
http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/projects/index.html
go down the page a bit til the April 19th entry, "Wearable Origami"  Smiley
Hope it is of some help.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006 06:02:17 PM »

I think your method would work well!  That's the way I would have guessed to do it.  I agree with just basting the circle part to the waist band before sewing to make sure you like where the gathers are.
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