Thumbelina Skirt

Added Sep 2, 2010

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

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 :)

Material Notes

80cm of thick stretch cotton,
1,5m of wide elastic band.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Cotton

Credits

Vain and Vapid

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    Sep 2, 2010, 06.10 PMby Anda Purina

    I like the pattern of fabric a lot~!

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