Striped skirt

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Striped skirt

Postby Miss Cindy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:20 am

I am going to try to recreate a sailor/nautical dress that has a striped skirt. Unfortunately, the fabric does not exist, so I am going to have to sew the stripes. I believe I could use TV201 Underskirt as the pattern of choice, but; in order to get the stripes even, I cannot sew all the stripes down first, then cut the pattern out. I tho't I could cut the skirt out of one color, then make the stripes to go over it, then they will be spaced evenly and meet all the way around. However, that sounds like an insane amount of work.
Are there any suggestions you can share with me to accomplish the look?
Attached is the dress that I am trying to recreate.
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Re: Striped skirt

Postby Heather » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:07 am

I think using Tv201 will make your work harder. It is a gores skirt, and will make the stripes kinds bendy all around. You want a straighter skirt, like TV262 - Imperial Skirt, or at least go with TV261. The straighter the skirt, the easier the stripes will be.

ANother way to go, if you can find a striped fabric - Make a skirt up out of lining, using one of the patterns mentioned above. Again, the narrower the better. Then fit a long rectangle of fabric over the skirt base, with the hems matching, and then gathering or pleating to top edge to the base at hip level. This will give you unbroken stripes all around. Just make sure that you have a bodice or overskirt that will cover the very top of the skirt base. Or if you will see the lining fabric, then add a yoke top of the striped fabric.
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Re: Striped skirt

Postby Miss Cindy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:57 pm

Thank you, Heather! I will see if I can use one of those two patterns. I appreciate you help!
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