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Change DPI Base size is 150
Collection: cut and sew
one yard (390),
flower petals (106),
cut&sew pattern (5)
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That sounds just lovely Sef.
Posted about 5 years ago.
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.
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>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.
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.
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.
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.
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?)
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