What type of overskirt?

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What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:55 pm

Could the overskirt on the red dress be TV374?
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Heather » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:28 pm

I think it is closer to TV382.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:21 pm

Thank you, Heather!
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:04 pm

I see that the underskirt is pleated. How is this look achieved?
Thanks for any input. :D
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Heather » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:14 pm

You make a very tall pleated hem ruffle. :D

The ruffle should reach up to the bottom of the darts in the skirt, which is usually around 36", or there abouts. If you need to cover an area all the way up to the waistline, then you make a section the full length of the skirt, or you can just put a fabric yoke piece over the top of the ruffle to hide the skirt base. Because the entire skirt will be covered with the pleats, you can use a lining fabric for your skirt, and save you good fabric for the rest of the dress.

Fold the pleats in your fabric first, about 1-2" wide, with the edges of the pleats touching. Then lay them over the skirt lining, matching the hems, and attach the top of the pleats where it needs to be. A fun thing I like to do is make a 4" tall ruffle in a contrast, and place it as the hem first, then place the full length pleats so that 2" of the short ruffle show.

Then smooth out the pleats to the hem, and space them so that they gradually flare out to fit the hem. Tack them in place to the skirt on the inside fold. I usually tack them in 3 places, about every 10" or so down the pleat.

In looking at this plate, it looks like they used very small pleats, like a crimping, and then sewed across the pleats about 6" above the hem.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:17 pm

Wow, I had no idea. That is pretty cool.
Thank you Heather! Might try that after I finish my first dress and French Bonnet.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:17 pm

I had one more question. Would I attach the pleated fabric over the back panel before or after the back panel has been gathered?
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Heather » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:35 pm

Do everything before you put on the waistband, while it is all still flat.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:10 pm

Thanks Heather. Just wanted to make sure.
I finished the mockup of TV 382 (which is just awesome) but wondered how I would lengthen it just a bit. It is an absolute beautiful pattern.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Heather » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:32 pm

You should be able to add to the hem as needed, on both the front and the back. Add the extra straight across the bottom, and then make each side pleat slightly larger to take up the extra length at the side.
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Re: What type of overskirt?

Postby Quallus » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:30 am

Thanks again Heather! I sooooo appreciate your help! :)
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