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Topic: curly skirt thingies? what are they called? how do you make them?  (Read 1461 times)
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« on: November 29, 2006 10:42:08 AM »

I have no idea what the word for these things are, so i can't find a picture. I've been googling "skirt", "dress", "curly", "twirls", "spiral", etc in every combo i can think of to no avail.

What I'm thinking of is strips of fabric that hang down in a skirt and instead of hanging flat, they curl. I've noticed the strips have edges finished with some sort of over the edge stitch. I don't know if this effects the curling at all.

This skirt style was somewhat popular for last year's prom season, but I can't find ANY in this year's catalogues.


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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006 10:50:32 AM »

I'm not sure if this is exactly what i'm looking for, because i can't tell if those fabric pieces are attached only at the top and loose the rest of the way down. This is the fluttery effect that it makes though. Basically, im asking if there is a way to make fabric strips curl that isn't entirely dependent on the type of fabric you are using.


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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006 10:52:43 AM »

like fringe? you can make cork screw fringe by cutting sprials. try it with a piece of tissue paper to get the look you like before you use fabric. or the recent issue of threads may have instructions for the other thing you might be describing unfortunately that article isn't on the website
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006 10:59:47 AM »

thanks so much. i'll give the spiral thing a try and i'll check out that issue next time im at the bookstore. in the meantime, can you tell me what word they used for it in the magazine. Not knowing is killing me!

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006 09:36:35 PM »

Yes you have to cut the fabric in a spiral and it will cascade. Not sure whether it's in books though - none of the pattern books I've got have it in there.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006 10:57:06 PM »

There is instructions in the January issue of Threads Magazine to make the fluttery skirt things that are shown in your yellow dress image.
The article is not shown in this link I'm just showing you what the front of the magazine looks like.

You can go to any news stand and look inside the mag and see if that's what you are talking about. The magazine gives complete instructions and it doesn't look very hard at all.


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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006 08:15:52 PM »

thank you all very much! I'll be on the lookout for that mag.

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006 09:20:29 AM »

Those curly skirt thingies are frills.


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