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Title: Big Skirts :D
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2012 08:13:01 AM
I made these skirts last year when I wasn't using Craftster but now I'm back I want to share  :D
Originally made for Tribal belly dance classes they have been finding their way into my everyday wardrobe, can't help myself I love them o much!  ::)

The purple on is poly-cotton with a poly-sating tier for the hem, I cheated and melted the edge rather than sewing a 12 metre hemline.
you can see how well it flows in my profile pic  :D

The fuschia/red is made from a kingsize duvet cover  ;D ;D ;D

The navy blue is silk habatai and very very light and flowy with a 18 metre circumference to the hemline.
I've worn it for dance, for a pirate costume and to my sisters wedding. It cost about 9 to for the fabric from a local shop. I've had my monies worth already  ;)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506522) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506521)
The brown and cream is made from 2 skirts from the charity shop and the black one with the black and white panels is 3 charity shop finds made into one big gals big skirt  ;D



Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: Alchamy513 on January 08, 2012 10:28:06 AM
These are gorgeous, I'd wear them constantly too! I really like the one in the second to last picture, its so unique!


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: StitchWench on January 10, 2012 04:24:08 AM
Your skirts are very attractive and the last two pictured are very dressy. Great style.


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: ashusood on January 12, 2012 10:22:29 PM
yaa second last is really dam cool


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on January 15, 2012 11:47:41 AM
Beautiful skirts!!!


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 18, 2012 11:51:40 AM
I adore these skirts!  I need to make some myself for garb for the medieval faires I attend...did you use a pattern, or one of your own creation?


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 18, 2012 12:07:55 PM
Its all just sort of sew as you go TheSapphireMoon building them from the bottom up decreasing the length of each strip every tier  ;D
12 metres
9 metres
6 metres
3 metres  & elasticate the waist

 or something very similar  ;)



Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: gouda day to you on March 13, 2012 11:56:15 PM
Gorgeous! I loooovveee/want the pink one!


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: MissingWillow on April 12, 2012 01:13:02 PM
You did a really great job on these.  They're perfect for dance!


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: mrsflibble on December 27, 2012 12:42:49 PM
I would wear every single one of these.


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: mrsflibble on July 20, 2013 01:35:24 PM
amazing!

omg, how the heck have I never thought of sewing two skirts together??! **squeee!**


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: iloveskirts on July 28, 2013 02:04:19 AM
Quite creative and they look great on you! I wear skirts and dresses so this gives me ideas for things to make for myself. Thanks for sharing!

Trisha


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: PixieSkull on September 02, 2013 03:24:29 PM
2nd-to last is SO stunning! I love the combination of colors, textures, and patterns. And you said "cheating" with burning the edges, but I say "finishing perfectly." Love.


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: IndiesDaze on October 10, 2014 06:22:00 AM
always loved this type of skirt and dresses it looks beautiful thanks


Title: Re: Big Skirts :D
Post by: suzeqz on August 22, 2015 10:04:17 PM
LOVE the cream / brown one with that gorgeous panel!  I make these top-down using a gathering foot on my machine; I just cut strips (8" wide for 4 tiers, 12" for 3 tiers works for my height) and seam them into one looooong strip.  Then I cut the top strip to the length I want to fit my hips, and add the next tier using the gathering foot.  Once I reach the end of that tier, I cut the long strip off, and start on the next tier.  Once I have the number of tiers I want, I stitch what will be the back seam, stitch a channel in the top for an elastic waist, and then sew that looooong bottom hem.  I love using numerous 45" wide prints; they give the skirt a very patchwork look.  I've also used squares cut from men's plaid shirts which was a TON of work but the skirt is really cool.  But I'm starting tribal dance classes, and I'm now in LOVE with the hot pink skirt w/ the waist detail!!!