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« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2007 04:11:08 PM »

This makes an awesome maternity skirt! Particularly as I am freaking HUGE the second time around and at 12 weeks already have nothing that fits! ARGH!

Oh and I used an old T-shirt for the waistband just for a bit of contrast and recycling! I also love how it literally takes just half an hour to make.

« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2007 04:39:27 PM »

Great skirt!
I bought one just like that at Urban Outfitters for 80 bucks!
Another reason to DIY.

« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2008 12:36:48 PM »

Trust me on the slit - You have to be very precise when you cut out the circle for the waist in a circle skirt.  Most people cut it too big because they fail to consider the seam allowance.  Please trust me when  I say that a slit is better for a beginner.  I have taught circle skirts and these knit skirts for several years.  Look for my Rooty-tooty fresh and fruity skirt for another version. 

I'm wanting to make a couple of circle skirts for my girls.  Can I use this method with a circle instead of a square?  Slit and all?

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« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2008 06:21:17 PM »

Hi Kathy, yes you can use a circle instead of a square - but with the slit you have to understand that the length of the skirt will not be the same all around.  Draw it on paper first, a circle with a slit in the center.  See how the skirt will be shorter on the sides and longer in the front and back?  If you want it to be the same length all around, you are better off with cutting a circle in the center.

« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2008 11:46:11 AM »

I get it.  Thanks!

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« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2008 12:40:54 PM »

The slit vs circle cut debate also affects the 'drape' of the dress - with a circle dress you get even distribution of the way the fabric falls, with folds distributed all the way around the body. The 'slit' cut is how this striped dress ends up with those cute kinda 'flounces' on the sides, but a relatively smooth front and back section. Both cool ways of making a dress, but the details really change the look.

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« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2009 08:33:38 PM »

Do you just layer more pieces of fabric if is then (to thicken it up a bit)?


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« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2009 02:17:19 PM »

Hi Ratfiend,

I'm not sure I understand your question, but you can certainly add extra layers to the skirt.  Here is an example of a skirt with two layers. 

« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2009 08:51:09 PM »

oh, well, I tried it, but I tried using a rectangle and wore it to show my mom and discovered that it needs to be a square or the sides are too high. Never mind, of course, that mom was having a bad day and I told her i was trying to get helpful hints and not criticism and beratings. But she liked it when I fixed it, and it is kind of a drapey pencil skirt and my stepmom says it looks like Tinker Bell's skirt, and it's all thanks to you!! THANK YOU!!! I made three of these, and I used contrasting fabrics for the waistband and the skirt, and it looked good, but not as good as the pink stripey stuff you used. Where'd you get it? Sorry about the rapid-fire questions I 'll be back Grin

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« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2009 06:04:00 PM »

I purchased this fabric at a local fabric shop in Phoenix, AZ.  It's been quite a while.  I'm sure you could find something similar.  The stretchier the better. 

Thanks for trying my design.

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