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GinnyBelle
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Hannah
Otterbein IN
USA
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Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  1:46:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So it was a rainy, dreary day here in Indiana. I have been working on sewing some new skirts. I'm not that skilled of a seamstress, and am not very good at using patterns. But my skirts are just 3-5 yards of fabric hemmed and on a drawstring. All straight seams. Today, I decided to make a muslin petticoat to go under them. Was going to be simple, just something utilitarian. But it was soooooo dreary...and then I found some ribbon...and then I realised that my machine could make a pretty scalloped stitch...and then VOILA!!!!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  3:06:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's pretty enough to wear as a skirt. Patterns do take some practice but plain skirts don't need one.

Judith

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GinnyBelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Hannah
Otterbein IN
USA
226 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  3:11:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you! I may attempt to do something similar with a future skirt!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  3:19:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A ruffle on the bottom would be cute

Judith

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GinnyBelle
True Blue Farmgirl

226 Posts

Hannah
Otterbein IN
USA
226 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  3:23:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, it would. The ones my mama made me before had a ruffle, but they finally wore out and she doesn't like to sew much anymore, so I had to try myself. But I don't know how to do ruffles of that grand a scale. I am not that good at gathering yet. Lol

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  3:43:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cut a strip of fabric two to three times the width of your skirt. Its ok to sew pieces together to make it long enough. Hem one of the long sides. Sew two rows of big stitches along the other long side. Use strong thread. Then just sit in front of your favorite tv show and slowly gather the stitches until it is the same size as the hem of your skirt. Even out the gathers and pin to the bottom of your skirt. Sew it on. It seems awkward at first but it gets easy.

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GinnyBelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Hannah
Otterbein IN
USA
226 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  5:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh! That sounds not so bad, the way you explained it! I was thinking I would need a pattern, but that was easy to understand. Thank you!

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Killarney
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Connie
Arlington TN
USA
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Posted - Aug 01 2020 :  9:24:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love it!!!
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