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Hello all,

I am making a tulle circle skirt with an elastic waistband. I have black lace material with a scalloped edge that I would like to be the top layer (lay over all the tulle layers). I can’t cut into it using my circle skirt pattern or I’ll lose the scallop all the way around the skirt edge so I’m guessing I need to keep it in a rectangular shape to preserve the border. How do I calculate how to cut it so that when I lay it over the tulle layers and gather it into a waistband, it lays nicely over the tulle circle skirt so that the scalloped edge of the overlay fabric stops just short of the tulle fabric border all the way around the circle. I hope this makes sense. I’d be very grateful for any help anyone can give. Thanks so much!


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    Jan 22, 2018, 03.45 PMby Deanna31

    The best thing to do is to cut the tulle a little bit longer, and then cut it shorter afterwards, when its finished. If you don’t want to do that, measure how much longer you want the tulle to be then the scalloped fabric, then measure the scalloped fabric (from the rounded/outermost part of the scallop) so it is the same length as the tulle – then take off that little bit of extra amount that you wanted the tulle to be then the scallop.

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