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Topic: Dressy circle skirt (in satin maybe?)  (Read 1109 times)
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« on: January 22, 2007 10:11:00 AM »

I wanted to make a lolita dress (from lamby's great tutorial), but my mom said it would be too difficult.  I have no sewing skills whatsoever (aside from some really basic hand-sewing) so I'm depending on her to help me

Anyway, I decided to try something simpler, so I want to make a circle skirt.  Can I make something semi-dressy, like a ball gown (but not quite so dressy and ending around the knee)?  Would I need a petticoat or would the skirt be poufy by itself?

Also, what kind of fabric?  The circle skirts I've seen on here (they're great, by the way) seem to be made of cotton or sometimes a more stretchy material.  Could I use something like taffeta?  I don't really like the texture of taffeta, but I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and I saw this semi-light purple shiny fabric (sorry, don't remember what kind it was) that had purple flowers embroidered on it.

Sorry for all of these questions.  I did do a search on Craftster and looked through pages of old threads...
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007 04:34:45 PM »

You can make a circle skirt out of anything you like and each one will look different.

The thicker (stiffer) the fabric is, then the further it will stick out - but if it's very thin fabric, then it will tend to fall closer to the body.

The best idea is to make it out of really cheap fabric that is similar in texture/weight to what you are going to use for your final one.  That way you can get to see what it looks like and as it's really cheap it won't matter too much if it doesn't work out, plus it will give you an idea of the final fit.
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