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McCall's: 4090 (Misses' Renaissance Skirts) - Type:Costumes    printable version
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McCall's: 4090 by mandyneko  
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This is my go-to pattern for big skirts, although I only use the triangular panels from the pattern as a starting point. The "continuous lap" section of the pattern was confusing, and I never used the lace-up waistband. I also put the opening for the skirt into the back seam. I would recommend only using the big skirt pattern pieces and ignoring the instructions.

Usually I sew up the skirt panels (leaving the back open), gather the top edge, and sew the skirt into the bodice of the dress. I then add a zipper up the back of the bodice and top section of the skirt, sewing the bottom pieces of the skirt together below the zipper.

The skirt made from this pattern works very well over a hoopskirt, and I've used this for many princess costumes. The skirt tends to make up very long, even over a hoop (I'm 5'6"), so be prepared to hem it quite a bit.
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stonecutter17 said...
Darling!
1/6/14 7:47 PM
caper81 said...
Princess Peach!! Very cool costume!:)
1/6/14 9:18 PM
amynxdx said...
everything about this a yes! i am such a mario addict <3
1/8/14 1:29 PM
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