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darkrose20
« on: August 06, 2016 04:46:35 PM »

So.  This took FOREVER, but it's SO worth it.  I finally made my 25 yard skirt. It was based on this tutorial. 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404957.0

I decided to to a drawstring waist with some bias trim from a child's skirt that was falling apart rather than using any elastic in the waist.  Also, I added some trim to the top panel, as somehow during this process I managed to get a big tear horizontally along the belly.  I wore this to my class yesterday, and the gals loved it! I hope you will, too.


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016 05:35:23 PM »

It's beautiful!  I love the fabrics you chose.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016 06:58:45 PM »

Lovely way you put together those colors!  I never heard of a 25 yard skirt...just wow!  I bet it sounds lovely swishing and twirls beautifully!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016 07:06:49 PM »

That's very beautiful, the gold especially. It's so good to be able to make your own costumes for special things like belly dancing. Makes it ever so much more enjoyable when it's budget friendly as well as super fun Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016 07:03:23 AM »

I'll bet that did take forever! Great result, though. Enjoy your new swirly skirt!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016 08:39:58 AM »

Nice job and pretty color/pattern choices!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016 01:19:30 AM »

Beautiful. Is it taffeta? Must have been quite difficult to work with.  Turned out really well.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016 02:49:44 PM »

Beautiful swishy skirt! Love the colors you chose.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016 08:39:46 PM »

Thank you all for your lovely compliments.  Yes, it took forever to ruffle all 20-bagillion yards of fabric.  My ruffler foot was working overtime.  It isn't tafeta, but I'm not so sure what fiber content all the pieces are.  Honestly, I used an old curtain for the top, a sheet from a thrift store for another layer and pretty/shiny fabric from my local craft store for the other layers.  It is really, really fun to dance with.  I am the only lady with earth tones. The other ladies have greens and purples and pinks.  I might have to make another one...maybe a patchwork of all sorts of colors.
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