Skirt shape?

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#1 Sugar.Code on 2 years ago

Hi all! I'm working on Escha from Atelier Escha right now, and I'm wondering what I need to make to get her skirt shape.

[IMG]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/df/70/43/df70436a826eaf7737dddc42565a0454.jpg[/IMG]

I'll most likely be using organdy for her petticoat so it's nice and fluffy, and maybe also using hoop steel at the bottom hem of the outermost layer of the petticoat so it keeps it's shape. I'm thinking maybe seven layers or so, but I'm not sure what shape to cut them in. Should I cut out a bunch of circle skirts, or just do gathered rectangles? Thanks!

#2 TMLiza on 2 years ago

References with help a lot since she has multiple outfits.

#3 Sugar.Code on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=TMLiza;5061694]References with help a lot since she has multiple outfits.[/QUOTE]

Oh weird, it must not be showing up o.o;; Does this one work? [URL="https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/atelierseries/images/b/be/A15_Escha.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130401050836"]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/atelierseries/images/b/be/A15_Escha.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130401050836[/URL]

#4 Penlowe on 2 years ago

[QUOTE]Should I cut out a bunch of circle skirts, or just do gathered rectangles?[/QUOTE]
Split the difference. Your pattern pieces will be trapezoids with a slight curve to the waist & hem. The steeper the angle of each skirt piece, the puffier it will be. the silhouette can get that curved upper line (as opposed to the hem) by having the underneath layers at different lengths.
[url]https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213639576050325235/[/url]
As it's a very short skirt and you are intending many layers, you shouldn't need any hoop material at all.

#5 Sugar.Code on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5061707]Split the difference. Your pattern pieces will be trapezoids with a slight curve to the waist & hem. The steeper the angle of each skirt piece, the puffier it will be. the silhouette can get that curved upper line (as opposed to the hem) by having the underneath layers at different lengths.
[url]https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213639576050325235/[/url]
As it's a very short skirt and you are intending many layers, you shouldn't need any hoop material at all.[/QUOTE]

Alright, so I'm guessing four or more panels -depending on the width I end up with- for each skirt, with each successive layer an inch or so longer than the one underneath it? Does that sound about right? And thank you so much, I'm pretty sure you end up answering every one of my sewing posts and I'm super grateful for the help! :sunny:

#6 Penlowe on 2 years ago

:D you are welcome. You always phrase your questions well, making them easy to answer.

Four or six panels is common, obviously the more you have the fuller it will be.

As to this part: [QUOTE]with each successive layer an inch or so longer than the one underneath it?[/QUOTE] stacking from the closest to the skin out, yes, but maybe even more staggering than an inch, maybe a two inch difference. You can cut them long then trim if a one inch difference doesn't pouf enough.

I also recommend either using a tulle that doesn't require hemming for the underneath layers OR investing in learning how to use a rolled hem foot.

#7 Sugar.Code on 2 years ago

More length, got it! And one more question, I was planning on making ruffles (yep, with a rolled hem! :D) and sewing those onto the hems of the petticoat mostly for aesthetics sake, will that mess up the shape or will that be ok?

#8 Penlowe on 2 years ago

No, ruffles will be nice :)

#9 Sugar.Code on 2 years ago

Awesome, thank you! ~��

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