The Veiled Purl

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Pettiskirt Goodness

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. What can I say other than…~”It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy”~

:) For the past two weeks I’ve been in a bit of a sewing stump. (This is partly due to the fact that I’ve been too busy playing ff13 again, and also cuz it’s sooo hot) Anyways, excuses aside I finally got to finishing my niece’s pettiskirt. I started like two weeks ago, and stopped since it was super annoying to make (even more than mine was!) and I’ve been procrastinating ever since. But, I finally decided enough was enough and I finished sewing the pettiskirt today. Boy, did it feel great looking at all its ruffly glory. I also learned a lesson today, procrastination=very bad.

Here are some pictures of the pettiskirt:

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My niece absolutely loved it! And I was soo happy to see her being happy. =]

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I love the purple and lilac/pink combo :)

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(I love this pic)

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Pretty ruffles!

For this skirt, I bought 3 yards of purple nylon chiffon, and 2 yards of lilac nylon chiffon. Then I cut the purple into long strips that were 6″ wide, and the lilac into strips 2″ wide. Then came loads of ruffling and sewing, and ruffling and some more sewing. I followed this tutorial.

The annoying part was sewing the ruffles onto the purple chiffon. Why? because of this:

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The ruffles went a littleĀ  really crazy and kept folding upon itself(themselves?) It was a p.a.i.n to unfold the ruffle, then sew, stop sewing, unfold the ruffle, sew etc. >_<

Annoyingness aside, I’m really glad I made this skirt. My niece is happy with it and so am I :)

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(She also made me wear my skirt and then we spun in circles together)

:)

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The Frilltastic Pettiskirt

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For the past few days I have been obsessing over pettiskirts. I l-o-v-e them, and their fluffiness. They are so girly, frilly, and awesome. So, ofcourse I just had to make myself one…following this awesome tutorial. ;)

I used 7 yards of very soft tulle (my store didn’t have nylon chiffon -.-) for the dark blue and cut them into super long strips that were 9 inches wide. This is a looottt of fabric, I mean a lot. So you’re going to have to cut someĀ  a lot of time out for this project. I suggest cutting the 7 yards in half first ‘cuz 7 yards is a lot of fabric to cut all of once, and my floor wasn’t big enough. -le sigh-

Now for the fluffy frillyness I got 4 yards of the same type of tulle and cut ’em into long strips 2.5″ wide. I also got some satin for the belt. I made mine around 12″ wide…which means in turned out to be around 6″ in the end. All together my skirt is around 24″ long.

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That’s half of the ruffled tulle for the project. It get’s a bit overwhelming, so take your time while doing this.

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Ruffly goodness!

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Pretty ruffles…they kind of look like the ends on jellyfishes :)

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My lovely niece’s birthday is coming up, so I’m defo going to be making her one (and many more). I did, however, make her a “practice” one:

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It’s poofy, but not as poofy as I’d like it to be…well I only had less 3 yards of fabric to work with..(my mom’s dupatta) And since it was the type of chiffon that frayed, I needed to fold over the edges. This was a p.a.i.n. I’m super glad I ordered some non-fray chiffon(aka nylon chiffon) for her birthday.

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She still had/is having loads of fun spinning in it though :)

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That’s all for now, have an awesome day everyone! :)