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but I want to be a flower! fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 42.0 x 36.0 inches.

by sef

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42.00in x 36.00in, 150 pixels/inch,

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By SEF

Maths, science, computing and music specialist with side interests in dancing, font design, celtic knotwork etc

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Description:

1 yard kit for making a 12-petal skirt.

1 yard kit for making a 12-petal skirt. The length is 21" at the points down to 18" between petals minus whatever is required for bottom hem and waist band. Using the selvage to form a waist band will reduce this loss somewhat. The waist needs to be elasticated but, depending on accuracy of cutting and seam size, will accommodate hips/bottom of up to 48". Hence it would fit most adults as a short, above-the-knee, skirt. For a small child one might omit a couple of the petals to reduce bunching at the waist. With 2 yards one could have an 18" row of sepals to overlay a 24" row of petals.

Instructions:
• Cut out the 12 panels.
• Trim and hem each petal point.
• Sew the petals into a truncated cone, leaving the top of one seam slightly open.
• Roll over the top and stitch down inside into a waist tube. Insert elastic.
• Unleash your inner flower on the world.

Colour notes: the Spoonflower display image is showing a distortedly choppy view of the colour gradient - which actually prints much more smoothly than shown and with greater contrast, from a darker pink to a lighter pink.
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victori...

victorialasher says: That sounds just lovely Sef.

Posted over 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: This is very pretty and should look lovely and floaty when made with the multiple layers in voile over an underskirt. I have made similar outfits in the past and they worked quite well. Alternatively, I know that the sateen makes the colours print with more depth and clarity than some of the other fabrics and it is a delight to sew.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Yes, I got a fabric swatch book first thing. I agree that for a normal skirt (pencil/tulip whatever) the sateen (or another medium heavy fabrics) is far more appropriate than the quilting cotton. However, I have a specialist purpose and would be layering it - at least two lots of petals plus sepals, possibly put on over an ordinary underskirt. <br> <br>I only have a small amount of that gradient here. This is not the project I'm working on first. It missed its original time slot. It may well happen later though after the things which are currently higher priority.

Posted over 5 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Do you have a swatch book? Voile is fairly shear, almost see-through. I think the quilting weight is also a little on the light side for a skirt. I sent you a message with an address. Looking at the swatches, the sateen is more substantial but feels like it would still have a nice drape. I've seen lots of praise for how well sateen prints and washes. If you've printed this and can show a better representation of the gradient it might be a good idea to link it here. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished skirt; it looks like it will be very nice.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Incidentally, my instructions/pattern had to be simple enough for <u>me</u> to make it! This is essentially what I was trying to make a couple of years back when I found out that the one remaining fabric department (there used to be many more shops a few decades ago) didn't have a decent selection of thin cotton in suitable plain colours at all. What I haven't yet worked out here is whether the voile would be more suitable for this project than the quilting cotton.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I was just being realistic. ;-) The original version of the instructions also referenced a tutu-wearing rhino; but I figured that was just a bit too obscure for everyone who didn't follow the forum threads.

Posted over 5 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: This is a really clever pattern and I love how simple your instructions are; and your sizing information is really helpful too (how about changing "bottom" to "hip" - which is what dressmakers call it?)

Posted over 5 years ago.