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Old 08-27-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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help me make a fleece skirty for my dd :)-updated with pics!

i have the soaker part down (using katrina's ) but how do i add the skirty part? i have the cutest material but i am having a hard time figuring out how to add the skirt. any help is appreciated!

here it is with action shots- it was hard to get dd to hold still yesterday- so for all you sewing mamas- what is the best stitch to use when hemming up something?




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Old 08-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Here are some choppy instructions.

First cut out all the soaker pieces like usual. Then take the soaker body and trace the top part and 1/4 inch down the side like so.





Then decide how long you want the skirt to be. This one is about 9.5 inches long, and all I did was go diagonally from the edge of the skirt to where 9.5 inches met the side of the paper. Then make a straight line for the bottom of the skirt.





You'll repeat this with the back side of the pattern, but remember to trace with the "right side" of the pattern down so the part that goes on the fold is on the right side. Measure the same distance from the edge of you pattern.



Sew the soaker except for the waistband. Sew the skirt sides together. Then you'll have three pieces.



Right sides out, put the soaker inside the skirt and then place the waistband upside down on the outside. Pin together.



Sew waistband to the skirt and soaker and then put your hem in. Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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Re: help me make a fleece skirty for my dd :)

yep what she posted - or if you want a circle skirt then cut out a circle skirt and attach it the way she instructed

for a circle skirt you can do a circle the same diameter as your soaker pattern - you could use your pattern as the guide to make the inside circle (waist portion) then do an outer circle the same distance all the way around - easy way to do this is with a straight pin holding a string in the middle with the string being long enough to go out to where you want the edge of the skirt to fall in length. make sense?


here is a tutorial on how to do a circle skirt pattern:
http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm
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Re: help me make a fleece skirty for my dd :)

i decided to do pants- didnt have a pattern so i used the katrina soaker pattern for the top- totally made the pants WAY too skinny- and the skirt is too long and looks funky..gee just a disaster pretty much,
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awww it's really cute!

could you clip the legs and add a 2" (or however wide) strip down the outside of each leg?
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These tips are awesome! So very helpful. Thanks mamas
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awww it's really cute!

could you clip the legs and add a 2" (or however wide) strip down the outside of each leg?
AHHH that could work! thanks!
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AHHH that could work! thanks!
you're welcome.

you might could even do it in a contrasting solid to add some more flare to it if you wanted - not that it needs it but that way the seams wouldn't look off any being up the side - maybe in a solid red or orange - or even the flower print but just thought maybe a nice contrasting solid fleece color would look nice.
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It's cute, though! Do the legs not fit at all? I was thinking cute them off and make it a skort. As for the skirt being too long, that can be fixed quickly and easily with a trim and a hem.
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