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Pick up skirt prototype

Added Oct 9, 2008

by chissa83773

British Columbia...






I saw this skirt on one of my shows and was obsessed with figuring out how to do the technique. After some research I found that it was a teqnique commonly used on wedding dresses, called pick-ups. Finding a how to was difficult but afters some more research I (somewhat) figured it out. This is just a prototype and I used a long piece of purple fabric and safety pins. I think for my final version I’ll make it in black

Material Notes

Purple poly/cotton broadcloth





Me =) and my research, mostly pictures and draping on my dressform.

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    Oct 23, 2008, 10.12 AMby thewestover

    So hot! I love the skirt – nightclub + can can!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.48 PMby gaslightingabbie

    Sa-weet! I love the draping and the color.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 08.44 AMby chissa83773

    Thanks all! As for a how to, I can definitely do it, it just might take me a few weeks, I have an exam to get out of the way =P Also, for the technique, I edited cuz I totally spaced and didn’t name the technique, but they are called pick-ups.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 04.13 AMby bola

    Cool i love it- what’s the technique called?

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    Oct 9, 2008, 04.07 AMby sewella


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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.13 AMby senasews

    Really Nice. Love that draping of the skirt. Can you please tell me the how-to that you used? Thank you

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    Oct 9, 2008, 01.37 AMby justmica

    Love it, it’s beautiful! Precious… Flounce are wonderful, great job on upper part!!! Love it!!

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