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Topic: 11 skirts ^_^ [with 2 tutorialsss]  (Read 122388 times)
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« on: July 07, 2005 09:12:04 PM »

x-posted on FRUiTS LJ and a bunch of other places, so sorry if you've already seen these ^_^
Please excuse the wrinkles & such - I didn't have time to iron out my pleats after unpacking my clothes from school >_<
1. Battle Royale

2. Hello Kitty

3. Checkers

4. Dots

5. Heart Lace

6. Pink Hearts

7. Pink Bows

8. Lowercases & Capitals

9. Piano

10. Pin-up Girls

11. Disney Princesses

I'm currently working on a white tutu/petticoat & a bunch of reconstructions - wish me luck!

TUTORIALS for the 1st, 7th skirt, & Princess skirt::

[I kind of suck at explaining tutorials, but I hope this makes a little sense...  Undecided]

For the Battle Royale skirt [the one where I'm holding a gun], I took a straight piece of khaki cloth and pleated it - there are lots of tutorials on how to pleat [it's very simple]. The piece of fabric you choose will be how long your skirt will be from your hips down, so be sure to make sure that's how long you want it. Basically, I made the pleats 3 inches wide with a 1 inch margin to fold in. The number of pleats depended on how wide the widest part of my hips were.
I made a mini-yoke, by measuring my low-waist, dividing it by two, and then adding 1 1/4" to the sum, and then measuring my hips and doing the same. Then, you're going to measure the distance between your lower waist to your hips to find the "height" of the yoke, and then you're going to add 1 1/4" to this measurement too.
With the measurements you collected, you're going to make a trapezoid, with the modified half-hip measurement as your bottom base length, the modified half-waist measurement as your top base length, and the modified height measurement as the height of the trapezoid. It should look like this:
You're going to cut out four trapezoids [two for the yoke, and two for the interfacing]. You're going to sew two of the trapezoids [right sides facing each other!] to each other with a 5/8" seam allowance on the left & right sides. Then you're going to do the same thing with the other two trapezoids, and then you're going to install a zipper on one of the sides of the trapezoid pairs [if you don't know how to install zippers, let me know]. And after you install the zipper, you're going to sew the tops of BOTH of the trapezoid pairs to each other [right sides facing in]. Then you attach the pleats to the bottom of the yoke, and you're done! The lace underskirt was just a regular circle skirt with lace on the bottom - I believe there's a tutorial on craftster for a circle skirt.
For the pink skirt [aka skirt #7], you do the same thing for the yoke, and the pleats, except you make one smaller [lengthwise] set of pleats and then you attach that to the top of the longer set of pleats. Then you sew the whole thing onto the yoke.


I made my own pattern, but it was essentially the same pattern as this circle skirt tutorial.
And then I just added purple & white lace to the bottom of the skirt!
Easy ^_^

I hope this made sense ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 09:16:36 PM »

all of them are super spiffy! did you use a pattern?

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 09:17:59 PM »

those are too cool!!!  I love the lace at the bottom of the "battle royale."  It adds such a great feminine touch! 


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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 09:23:48 PM »

all of them are super spiffy! did you use a pattern?

Kinda, I made all of my own patterns ^_^
I based them on skirts I already had, or ones I've seen [my fashion design teacher taught me how to make patterns & such].
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005 10:52:43 PM »

that is so cool! love them all!
ESPECIALLY the disney princess one - where did you get that FABRIC!
love it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005 10:56:29 PM »

that is so cool! love them all!
ESPECIALLY the disney princess one - where did you get that FABRIC!
love it.

I got the fabric from Walmart!

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005 11:18:13 PM »

i love the dots and the hearts and.... well, i love 'em all!!! those are adorable!
and i have the princess fabric. i love cinderella, so i had to get it. i made a pillow out of it and still use it!!
its cute as a skirt, too. if i knew how when i got it, i probably would have!

« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2005 11:26:08 PM »

I couldn't pull off such a youthful look but I have no doubt of your talent.  That piano key pleated skirt is genius, and I love that pin-up girl fabric.  I get a lot of my fabric from Walmart, too. 
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2005 05:42:00 AM »

i want the disney one!

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2005 06:42:48 AM »

Beautiful - the lot of them, but I love the pin up fabric and the entire of the Battle Royale one!

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