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« on: March 10, 2010 03:19:22 PM »

I've fallen in love with this and want to make it from sheer voile, a thin, slightly see through, good drape, curtain material.
I would like to know how to make the skirt part. I'm thinking it's four circles or half circles but I really can't get my head around the maths.
Also I really like the idea of half circle sleeves....do I take the sleeve pattern and just adapt it into a half cirlce or do I use the armhole measurement and draft it much like a circle skirt?

Any help would be really awsome!!...This will be my first project with my new overlocker! excited  Grin
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010 04:04:57 PM »

I'm quite positive it's only two squares, like this skirt I made:

This site has good tips on how to get the measurements for the circle skirt: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 04:05:05 PM »

Well the circle skirt wouldn't be too hard, I would suggest trying it with an old sheet or muslin, but instead of 4 pie wedges for one true circle, I would angle out the sides, trapazoid style of each pie wedge, this way your not making the waist bigger.  As for the sleeves, it doesn't look like they are sleeves at all, but the fact that the jersey is snug fitting on the dress form and the shoulder of the dress exstends past the shoulder of the dress form.  

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010 06:14:02 AM »

I don't know...I think the OP is right.  That's way more skirt volume than just one circle would give you.  To get multiple circles into one skirt, think of them rather like circular ruffles, or donut ruffles.  You want to cut the circle inside so that it only makes up a fraction of your waist measurement (and treat the hem accordingly...if you want the pixie points, cut the waist circle out of a square).  So if you want the volume of 4 circles, each circle you cut would have a "waist" diameter of 1/4 your actual waist measurement, plus seam allowance.

Say you have a waist of 32".  You want the volume of four circles in your skirt, with pixie hems.  Start with four squares.  In the very center of each one, you want to cut a circle that has a diameter of 9" (32/4=8 plus 1" for 1/2" seams on either side).  Then cut a radius from the center of one side of your square to the center of the circle you just cut out.  Do that with all four squares, then join them on that radial slice with 1/2" seams.  Make sense?

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