Saturday, September 4, 2010

A pettiskirt for Darcy

It turns out that Darcy's birthday is the same day as Austin's, so that seemed like as good an excuse as any for making her a pettiskirt. And I figure the more I make the easier they get????? So much so I have gone back and revised my original tutorial...

My earlier attampts were never as full as the ones you can buy, and the only way around this is to make the bottom layer longer. In my original pattern I had 6 pieces in the bottom layer - ie about 9.6m of fabric. This time I put 8 pieces in - ie 12.8m. The only limitation is the amount of fabric you have and your patience.

You are rewarded with a lot more swing:

And the happy recipient!

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