Created by: tdj
Project

50's Poodle Skirt

What are you most proud of? That it fit her well enough to wear even though she lived in another state and I sewed it without her here. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure twice, cut once. I measured the length from the wrong spot the first time and had to improvise to adjust things to work. Live and learn.

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tdj made 50's Poodle Skirt with:

  • 45" quilting cotton (60" would have been easier-less panels to cut and sew); 3" elastic for waistband; string of pearls for leash; felt and flannel for the dog; fabric/craft glue to attach them.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That it fit her well enough to wear even though she lived in another state and I sewed it without her here. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure twice, cut once. I measured the length from the wrong spot the first time and had to improvise to adjust things to work. Live and learn.

Q&A with tdj

camey37861756 asked:
how do I get this pattern?
tdj answered:
Hi, I didn't use just one source. I did an online search for 50's circle skirt and how to sew a circle skirt w/o a pattern. Here's several of the sites I used. I sort of read through or watched them all, then took the parts that made the most sense to me and used them when making the skirt. For the poodle, I just did an online search for poodle outline and printed it out, then cut it out of felt. I used felt for the fluff part and a cotton ball for the tail and a string of ;earls for the rope. This is the one I used: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/119626933829536032/ Hope that helps. Have fun!! http://whatthecraft.com/circle-skirt-tutorial-new-and-improved/ http://rufflesandrosescrafts.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-of-skirts-circle-skirt-tutorial.html http://www.ficklesense.com/2011/09/how-to-make-circle-skirt-full-34-12-14.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXQkNhrOkCI&list=PLHn16OVtVn5z_C8okycYgGyuaPX1ERL2Q http://www.shushanna.com/circle.html

Skill Level

Beginner

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