Simple Skirt Rig

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Re: Simple Skirt Rig

Postby Grok » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Items for making a simple skirt may include:

For measurements, a cloth tape measure to determine the circumference of your waist.

I find that a metal tape measure can be convenient for determining the length of a skirt. For example, if you wanted a knee length skirt, you can extend the metal tape from your waist down to your knees, and lock the metal tape into place. I find that the rigidity of the metal tape makes it more convenient for these measurements than cloth tape.

You may find a yardstick useful.

The usual: scissors, pins, needles, thread. A pen for marking on the fabric.

Fabric sources have been mentioned earlier.

A notebook for scribbling down measurements. I find it helpful to sketch out a skirt with the planned lengths written on it.

BTW, I was thinking of a beginner's project where you don't necessarily need a pattern.
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Re: Simple Skirt Rig

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:10 pm

Grok wrote:Items for making a simple skirt may include:
A pen for marking on the fabric.

It is better to use a tailors soap stick to mark on the cloth. A pen may permanently mark the cloth. And the soap marker will not.

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Re: Simple Skirt Rig

Postby beachlion » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Besides informative YouTube videos and websites, there are also old-fasioned books with a lot of pointers to the basics of sewing and pattern making. I used a book from Winifred Aldrich. It is quite expensive, even my much older print, but it gives you a lot of info you can use. ... ed+aldrich

I like the paper form of information because you can make notes and have them ready where and when you need them.

My version is translated in Dutch.
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