The Veiled Purl

All about crocheting, sewing, and knitting.


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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 little  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 some  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! :)


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So that’s a mullet skirt!?

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

– Mark Twain

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I was a bit hesitant to make this skirt since I’d never stitched one before. So my first time making a mullet skirt was a bit… overwhelming. The circle skirt was easy enough to do, but the hemming was h-a-r-d, hard to do. Hence, my adding the cutesy ruffles. Hey, don’t you know, ruffles make the world go round! ;)

Any-who, I broke up the outfit into a few parts to lesson the overwhelmingness. (yes, I’ve just invented a new word) Also, instead of just making a mullet skirt, I made a mullet dress for my niece. & let me tell you, she adores this outfit. She keeps running around in it and flouncing about.

Here are some more pictures:

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Have a great day everyone! :)