Friday, August 9, 2013

Novelty Felt Circle Skirt ~ Part Two

Hi there!

The Felt Circle Skirt Tutorial has been moved to my new home over at 



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6 comments:

  1. yay! thank you for doing a zipper by hand! i don't always have the space for pulling out the machine, and now, I won't always have to!

    Can't wait to see the applique part!

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    1. You're welcome Desilu! I know it's time intensive to do it by hand. But, it was the first way people sewed! Gathering oodles of fun inspirational pictures as we speak!

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  2. That anchor applique is fabulous!

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  3. Quick question: my waistband gaps. I've followed the directions, but the waistband does not sit flush at the very top. Is there any way to fix this?

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    1. Sorry this is a really late reply but I thought I'd chime in...
      You probably need to do a curved waistband instead of a straight one.
      Personally, I would do a different waistband to the one here. I'd use some kind of stabilizing element - a lot of vintage patterns tell you to stitch a length of grosgrain ribbon to the inside of a waistband like this. Or use 'belting' (hard to find these days - you could probably use strong fusible interfacing).
      I don't think the felt alone is strong enough to withstand the stresses a waistband tends to go through - it is holding the whole weight of the skirt as well as being around a part of the body that moves a LOT.
      Here is a tute for the curved waistband - it looks pretty straightforward. I would make one of these just out of regular fabric, not felt. Or felt on the front and regular fabric for the back.
      http://handmadebyheatherb.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/pattern-drafting-101-curved-waistbands.html

      Hope this all helps!!

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    2. Thanks for your help! I made this skirt for the absolute beginner, so interfacing might be too much for them. I am doing the video to include interfacing for the plus sizes who have brought to my attention that the felt is giving way.

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