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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007 09:40:52 AM »

To answer your original question yes you could make that skirt by using an A-line skirt pattern and flaring it out more at the bottom. But the more you flair the more difficult it is to hem. The problem with hemming something like a circle skirt is that you are hemming a larger circumference of fabric into a smaller one. BUT you DON'T have to have a contrast bias at the bottom if you sew the bias tape to the right side of the fabric then flip it to the inside and then hem the bias tape you won't have a contrast border at the bottom of your skirt.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2007 12:25:12 PM »

If you have a regular skirt pattern with  a dart then you can rotate the dart to the hemline to make it fuller. Here is a link:

http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/2006/04/skirt_hems.html

If you want to try a circle skirt you have to remember that some of the circle is cut on the bias so that makes it stretch. That is why they come out to big. I always had that problem and I would either start out smaller and cut a little out at a time or If the hole wasn't to huge to salvage I would just put some casing on and add elastic to the waistband.
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2007 03:31:40 PM »

It's not really like a circle skirt, but what you said about v shaped inserts made me think of gored or godet skirts (I forget which it is -monday morning and all) try seraching on them.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007 03:58:39 PM »

It's not really like a circle skirt, but what you said about v shaped inserts made me think of gored or godet skirts (I forget which it is -monday morning and all) try seraching on them.


Gored skirts have panels and godets are triangle pieces that go between the gores but that wont give the same affect as the picture. It would only flare close to the hemline.
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