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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2010 01:19:06 PM »

Wow! All so lovely! You have such a distinct style & it is awesome!
I especially love the pinafore & the first skirt!

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2010 02:44:13 PM »

The detail on the blouse is absolutely amazing - did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2010 05:31:13 PM »

I am in love with the first skirt, the pinafore is my second favorite (those buttons are great!)

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2010 06:02:06 PM »

Super super cute

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2010 06:24:37 PM »

Wow, those are all fantastic. I especially love the pinafore...I've been wanting to make one of those for a while. Did you use a pattern?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2010 10:07:59 PM »

LOVELOVELOVELOVE loooove theeess, you look smashing in your dressies Cheesy
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2010 02:28:06 AM »

Ah, thank you everyone for all the lovely comments *^* ♥♥ I'm amazed!

Wow, those are all fantastic. I especially love the pinafore...I've been wanting to make one of those for a while. Did you use a pattern?
Thanks~ ^_^The pinafore is the same as the high-waisted skirt, which is my own pattern, but pleated instead of ruffled and with the straps sewn/buttoned on. A tutorial for the skirt is in the works, so that will explain most of the construction of the pinafore ♥

The detail on the blouse is absolutely amazing - did you use a pattern?
Ahaha, well, I looked at a pattern briefly and it terrified me ... so I just followed the basic shape in the picture and winged it. There were a few hiccups, but I think I managed to have it looking mostly right :'D Thank you so much!

Did you use a pre-made pattern or is the pattern your creation as well?
Except for the two lolita skirts, these are all my own made-up patterns! Haha, some aren't so logical, but they worked in the end  C: ♥ Ah, and I love it when I am able to dress up a little differently.. Uni is great for that!

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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2010 12:48:42 AM »

Right, so here is the tutorial! I hope it make sense in some way ^_^;;

Firstly, I use a metre of material to make these skirts, but you might need more or less depending on your waistsize. The more fabric you have to ruffle, the more poofy your skirt will be ... usually 2.5 - 3 times your waistsize is a good amount.
(Also, this tutorial doesn't cover inserting zips or using interfacing D:)

Step One
- Dividing your fabric.:

You will need:

2 x waistband pieces
1 x piece of interfacing of the same size as waistband pieces
2 x skirt pieces to sew together

How I divide a metre of fabric for a skirt: (I usually use a contrast fabric for the inner waistband).

The height of the waistband is up to personal preference. I usually like 2-3". The length of the waistband pieces should be your waist length plus a little seam allowance on all sides.

The skirt pieces should be 2.5-3 times your waist size by the length you would like your skirt to be (+ seam allowances, of course!)

Step Two - making the waistband

As above, fold up the seam allowance on your two fabric waistband pieces. Press.

Place the piece of interfacing inside the fold on the inner waistband piece. If it is iron on interfacing, iron it now.

Place right sides together, and sew along the long edge opposite to your folded edges.

Turn right sides out and press. ♥

Step Three - The skirt!

Take your skirt pieces and sew the sides up to form a huge tube of fabric. Finish the seams however you would like. I used french seams here because the fabric was prone to fraying and I don't have an overlocker Cheesy Remeber to leave a gap on one side; you will need to insert your zipper there!

Also hem the bottom of your skirt at this point.

Gather along the unhemmed edge of the tube. You will want to gather the fabric enough that it will fit around your waistband.

Sandwich the gathered edge of the skirt between the waistband pieces and pin down.

Sew along the edge, making sure to catch the skirt inside the waistband.

Now, I didn't get a photo of this bit, but this is the point at which you insert your zipper at the side. If you are unsure about zippers, then there are some very good tutorials out on the web about how to insert them!

Topstitch, press, and wear!

I'm sure this was unclear in many ways, so please feel free to ask if you are confused! ♥
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2010 04:06:41 PM »

I completely adore them all, they look amazing! I wish I owned every single one of them.

And thanks so much for the tutorial, this might actually motivate me enough to finally learn how to sew, haha! Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2010 01:23:22 AM »

I love all of these, espec. the pinafore!

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