Added Sep 2, 2010
so i’ve finally joined the carnival and made a scallop-edged skirt.
i had a piece of stretch cotton fabric which i thought would be perfect for it. i didn’t use straight grain for this skirt, instead i folded the fabric in two from the width, cut it, and that cut would then be my skirt’s waistline. i did this because the pattern of the fabric looks much better that way (there’re flowers pointing to each selvage), even though the stretch of the fabric is actually width-wise.
the beginning was pretty basic: sew the sides together, and then i also folded the top part inwards and sew it. then, i sew a big black elastic band on the top part with zigzag seam.
for the rest of it, i followed Vain and Vapid’s tutorial (http://vainandvapid.blogspot.com/2008/10/scalloped-edge-tutorial.html), and managed to do just well..
i think my only mistake was using a fabric that’s a bit stretchy, so when i turned the scallops inside out, the edges was a bit messy. but i don’t mind. it looks okay-ish for a first timer!
the shape & the pattern of the fabric just reminded me a lot of Thumbelina, hence the name for this skirt :)
80cm of thick stretch cotton,
1,5m of wide elastic band.
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