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Topic: Multi-size skirt, will a serger help?  (Read 503 times)
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« on: November 05, 2009 01:45:17 PM »

I have been making skirts with a jersey waistband for some time now.  I recently came across someone on Etsy making skirts just like it, but she seems to have a better way of making them.  My "fit" doesn't seem to span as far as hers.  I also noticed she seems to be cutting the fabric straight, I have been cutting a semi circle for my skirts.
Example of her skirt:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33853360

I sell my skirts in my brick and mortar shop mostly so I don't feel like I'm trying to copy to steal sales or anything.  I just think if I made them more like her way, I'd have less waste fabric leftovers and be able to sell more do to a better span of fit.  I am getting a serger for my b-day and am wondering if this might be what gives her the ability to fit S through L.  Any comments would be awesome, thanks!

« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 02:00:04 PM »

If hers have a wider range of sizes to fit, I don't see where the serging helps there.  But the type of jersey would.  Hers looks like containing some spandex, which will allow for more expanding than without it.  Also the cut is up to you - it will just change the look and drape of the final product.
But hey, serging gives everything such a neat, professional finish that I'm sure you're going to enjoy it!  And it's ideal for sewing jersey material!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 08:53:56 AM »

Thank you, I'll have to try to find some better jersey, I mostly recycle t-shirts... which is most likely what is giving me less stretch. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009 12:25:38 PM »

Yeah, t-shirts don't have nearly the stretch as some other jersey materials out there.  I know, for instance, that I got a rayon jersey that stretches way, way more than your average cotton tee shirt.

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