Tiered skirt instructions

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A few weeks ago someone posted tiered skirt instructions.....I think
they went like this:

1st Tier = hip measurement

Subsequent tiers = 20 inches longer each tier..........

Is that right??   I find myself in the skirt business again......


Re: Tiered skirt instructions
To quote the forum post you need... NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY WORK!!! THIS
IS THE WORK AND PRACTICE OF KATE DICEY!!!! I REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY
THANKS ON THIS, AS IT IS NOT MY WORK!!! (yes, I am shouting)



"You don't need a pattern!  These things are made from long narrow
rectangles, so all you need to be able to do is Snip & Tear!  Here's
how:

Use 1/2" seam allowances throughout and serge the edges if possible.

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2 x 12" for the top tier: sew together at the selvage at one side and
turn down 1/2" and press, then 1 1/2" and press.  Sew the 'hem' down
1/4" from  both edges to form a casing for elastic.

Tear off 4 more 12" strips and sew end to end for the next tier: pleat
or gather bottom edge of the top tier.

Tear of 8 x 14" strips and do the same for the next tier.  Roll the
bottom edge.

Insert 1" elastic to the right waist measurement in the top casing: pin
well back from the ends, and sew up the back seam, right through the
elastic.  The finished skirt will be about 32" long from the bottom of
the waist casing.  To make it longer, just cut wider tiers, but be sure
to recalculate your yardage first!

That's all!

You will have enough left to make hair scrunchies to go with the
skirts.  This formula works out very wide, and is good made in fine
cotton.  It is multi-size, so fits everybody."


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Uhhhhh.........Thanks to Kate, and I appreciate your posting it again.
  (whispering Thanks)


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Pat in Arkansas wrote:

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I wanna see pix of the finished skirt!  :)

I'm thinking of doing another one with tulle or lace round the hem...

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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I was about to dig out my Broomstick Skirt recipe for you, and here it
is!  Glad someone remembered!  :)

The mad purple rayon batik one I made from a sari length piece is on my
web site in the Black Velvet Bodice project in the Hysterical Costuming
bit: scroll through to the end to see me in both!

Oh, I love that skirt!  I spilt milk all down it last weekend, but a
quick spray with the Shout! and a trip through the washer, and it's as
good as new!  Never needs ironing, either!  :)

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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That looks brilliant.  I reckon I could make that.  I might go in search of
material this weekend, if we get time.  Any fabrics not recommended for
this?

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 polyester doubleknit ;)

sorry... still recovering from the attic cleanout...
lee
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enigma wrote:

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Oi, you!  I now have soup in the keyboard...
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Hehehehe...  Know THAT one well!  I'm clearing up for this evening's
visitors...  Gotta vast vat of chicken soup to make!  That and some
fresh baked rolls make a perfect indestructible supper for people
arriving at all sorts of times!
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I saw this
http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-just-arrived-fashion-fabric-embroidered-crinkle-charmeuse.aspx
the other day.  Thought that would be Perfect for one of these skirts.
NAYY.  Just thought I'd point it out.  ;)

Sharon


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pig.



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Just got my new Threads just before lunch, and what do you know? There
are full instructions, photos, diagrams, and everything, on tiered
skirts! How timely.

By the way, I think the new editor is already having a positive effect.
This is a great issue!

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com


Sharon Hays wrote:
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http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-just-arrived-fashion-fabric-embroidered-crinkle-charmeuse.aspx
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Karen Maslowski wrote:
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That is so encouraging.  I did notice with the last issue that it didn't
seem to be so much of a "spinning their wheels in the mud" issue as it
had been for a while.

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Karen Maslowski wrote:

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I might look that one out then!  :)


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Sharon Hays wrote:

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http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-just-arrived-fashion-fabric-embroidered-crinkle-charmeuse.aspx
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That's fabulous fabric.  Just a caution to those following Kate's
"measure and tear" instructions, I doubt very much that one would tear
well, unless you stopped at each embroidered motif and cut across it,
then continued tearing.

Beverly.



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BEI Design wrote:

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For that the rotary cutter is king!  :)

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On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:14:01 -0700, "BEI Design"

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When you cut on a drawn thread it's possible, with the aid of a
high-powered lens,  to pick up the same thread on the other side of
embroidery and continue drawing it, even when the thread broke at an
eyelet.  

I have, of course, no idea whether this particular fabric will draw at
all.  Sometimes you can't tear and can't draw and just have to cross
your fingers and hope that the fabric was straight when the design was
applied.  

(with knits, you can't even count on the selvages to be on the
straight of grain -- often the side edges of the fabric are lengthwise
cuts.)

Joy Beeson
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That's great fabric.  I'm sure this has a very reasonable explanation but
what is a broomstick skirt?  Halloween is well over and it's 6 months to the
next one.  I think I'm missing something somewhere!  Should I be assigning
my brooms to new uses?

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Perhaps it's a US thing, but see here:
http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p34689336-k24-g4-~broomstick+skirt-nover?sourceid=3

It's a skirt, usually quite full at the hem, usually of a gauzy
fabric, and crushed or twisted while wet to be crinkled or pleated.
Not sure why that became known as "broomstick", seems to me that
"broom" would more closely describe the effect.  <shrug>

HTH, NAYY,

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Maybe it's because you twist them into a sausage shape then wrap them
round the 'stick' of the broom for the skirt to dry to get that crinkled
effect?

Sarah

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Sarah, your answer is very close.......I had one my Mother made for me
in the late 40's, maybe 51 or so.....around there......they were all
the rage then, too.   (or at least they were in Arizona)

You actually dried the skirt on a broomstick, tied in several places
with pieces of string to get the crinkles......hence........broomstick
skirt.  At the time they were often called (pardons if this is not PC)
Squaw skirts...because the Navajo women wore the same style.


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The reason they were called "broom stick" skirts was because while they
were wet you would wind them around a broom stick and then wind  twine
around that.  You left it until it was dry.  That is what made the
wrinkles.    Dot in Tennessee





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