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« on: September 15, 2006 04:54:25 PM »

i think this is adorable, and i've been trying to figure out how it's constructed.  what do you guys think?  is this just a basic tiered skirt with layers?  i can't figure out how one might do the front -- ruching with ribbon?  a drawstring?
you can tell that i'm such a beginner that i have no business wondering how to make something like this! Roll Eyes


« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006 06:48:53 PM »

Make a tiered circle skirt (aka broomstick skirt) with seams showing outwards (you might want to hem each seam first for a more finished look) and then put two casings right next to each other down the front of each thigh.  Thread the ribbon through (if you leave the bottoms open it makes this easier, then you can just handsew the ribbons to the bottom of the casings if you want them to be more secure).

Oh and by casings, I mean sew some extra fabric a bit wider than your ribbon to where you want the drawstring to be.  It might be easier to place these so they end on the top of a layer otherwise you will have to put in two button holes for the ribbon to come out through.  It's up to you if you put one on each side or one for each ribbon end (either 2 or 4 basically). 

For the underskirt bit thats showing underneath, when you attach the bottom tier attach that at the same seam, but put it on the inside of the tier above. That way the drawstring wont lift the outer layer above the underskirt.

I have a similar grey skirt with just 1 drawstring off to one side that I almost lived in last summer.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006 05:15:13 AM »

wow, you are good!  thanks so much -- such a clear explanation.  your skirt sounds very cute.
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