I already had a bought crinoline (I got it from Nachtkatze, who unfortunately closed her store) with a circumference of 3.8m.
I also had the bat skirt from last year's WGT, which proved to be a very variable Skirt. Every goth girl should have a floor length circle skirt with a ruffle! It only took me 7 years to realize that! ^^
The over skirt will be in eight panels which will be rushed to make this arched effect. The pattern design was a quick and easy one:
- measure around your waist and divide by 8
- guestimate the hemline circumference (I decided to do 4m since that is easily divided by 8 and is larger than the crinoline)
- decide on how long you want to make your panel - you will need about 1.5 times the length you are really going for, I used the full width of the fabric here (1.5m)
- add seam allowance - I used 1.5cm each because I wanted to sew tunnels for rushing
- draw your pattern!
When cutting the panels remember that you will need 8 of them, I accidentally cut 9. Which in the end turned out to be better because I had some strange sticky goo on one panel which refused to be washed out!
The next step was to iron and serge the panels. Serging because satin is Satan's fray brother and pulls threads whenever you look to hard at it. I ironed the panels because I used my fabric without a straight grain and this leads to pulling and puckering of the fabric. I then sewed the panels together to create a dome:
|Never mind the trial version of the Taille!|