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The tutorial you (or I should say I) have been on pins and needles for….. The Bustle Skirt.
A couple of notes that people have asked that are not answered in the tutorial.
What type of fabric did you use?
Both the yellow and the purple skirts are bottomweight fabric. The yellow fabric was $1.50 on red tag clearance, which I think I would have walked by had it not been on sale. The “bottomweight” fabric is a little heavier weight fabric and gives lots of flounce with less fraying than a broadcloth or a pure cotton (it is a cotton/ poly blend). Also, if you don’t want any fraying at all (I like the bit of frayed look), use a jersey knit (t-shirt material) and you won’t have any fraying. Some people have had trouble with thin jersey rolling….so get a heavyweight one. It won’t be quite as flouncy, but it also won’t fray at all.
How much fabric did you use?
I made a size 4-5 skirt and used 2 1/2 yards for the skirt body and the circles. I would buy at least 2 yards just for the circles and then measure how much you need for your own skirt underneath.
How big are the circles?
They have a diameter of 4 1/2 inches. (This is in the tut….but just in case you were wondering.)
* Update….I think I like the look of 5 inch circles better.
How do you wash the skirt?
I pre-washed the fabric. Then I washed my skirts on the delicate cycle and then hung them to dry.
I think that’s all. If you have any more questions, I’d be happy to answer them. And I would love to see pictures….
UPDATE: Some of you are having trouble accessing the Tutorial. I have moved it to a google doc so everyone should be able to see it now.