SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Advice on how to sew this type of skirt

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Advice on how to sew this type of skirt
Rainbow ruffle skirt, need some tips
Vandoels
Vandoels
Advanced Beginner
IL
Member since 7/27/13
Posts: 72
Send Message

      



Date: 10/21/13 4:12 PM

http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/102179231/designer-girls-skirt-rainbow-skirt?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=rainbow+skirt&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=rainbow+skirt&ga_includes%5B%5D=tags&ga_view_type=gallery


My daughter is begging for a rainbow ruffle skirt. I perusex the Internet and found some inspiration. I have my cotton in rainbow colors washed and ironed.

So, I'm not sure if I should make an a-line skirt, a circle skirt, or a "two rectangles" skirt and then attach the ruffles at equal intervals on to the lightweight skirt?

I have a thick elastic for the waist band. I know how to make ruffles and I know how to sew, I just need some tips on what to sew the ruffles to if that makes sense?

Ideas or thoughts!

CM_Sews
CM_Sews
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 9/18/04
Posts: 1740
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 10/21/13 4:32 PM

For your consideration:

Ruffles sewn to a knit skirt, slight A-line

Ruffles sewn to a woven cotton underskirt

Ruffles sewn between rainbow bands of rainbow fabric which was inspired by this detailed layered skirt tutorial.

The most common approach seems to be more of a straight skirt, but I would prefer an A-line skirt myself, but that's just my personal preference.

CMC

tourist
star
tourist  Friend of PR
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 6283
Send Message

      



In reply to Vandoels <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 10/22/13 10:08 AM

I'm with CM. A-line is the way to go to get proper "twirlability." I am a bit shocked that the straight skirts get little girl approval since everyone knows the twirl factor is at least, if not more important than the ruffle. duh!

------
http://bgballroom.wordpress.com to follow the progress on my next ballgown.

Pj3g
star
Pj3g  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WI USA
Member since 2/14/11
Posts: 657
Send Message

      



In reply to Vandoels <<


Date: 10/22/13 1:26 PM

I agree with the other two who have commented. Definitely go with something in between A-line and circle skirt. All those ruffles on a straight skirt are cute but there is no movement. It doesn't look right to me. And it's true, it is all about the twirl for a little girl!

------
Thank you Lord for my Mother who taught me the joy of sewing, for my Father who encouraged my sewing, for the talent You gave me to sew, and for all the special people in my life to sew for.

DonnaH
star
DonnaH
Intermediate
TX
Member since 10/1/03
Posts: 1186
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 10/22/13 2:40 PM

I agree as well. A straight skirt with ruffles is just not as fun as A-line or wider.

But let me provide an alternative - especially if twirliness is a consideration. What about a tiered skirt - where each layer is a different color? My Review of a patchwork version I did for my niece last Christmas. Doing each row in one color would have made it much easier.

Basically, I had to divide the circumference, and figure out how many "patches" for each row - and then not let similar ones meet up. If each tier had been a single long strip, it would have been much easier!

Here's a tutorial for the basic skirt. And a pic of mine -

Vandoels
Vandoels
Advanced Beginner
IL
Member since 7/27/13
Posts: 72
Send Message

      



Date: 10/25/13 1:23 AM

So I've decided on the ruffle+connector skirt idea. Everything is cut.

I have decided on either a rolled hem or a narrow 3 thread hem to finish the bottom of each ruffle. I like that it won't weigh the skirt down as much as the typical fold iron and fold under and top stitch.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> Advice on how to sew this type of skirt

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

Simplicity 4463

photo
by: quitereaso...

Review
Ottobre Design Magazine 04-2012-30

photo
by: Sandi S

Review
THE MOULAGE - A CD book by Kenneth King

THE MOULAGE - A CD book by Kenneth King

Buy Now
SewBaby More Animal Wrappers Pattern

SewBaby More Animal Wrappers Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.