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From: drgrl21
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:31 PM (1 of 4)
Hello Does anyone know how to make the nylon chiffon pettiskirt/petticoats, that are now in style for children. I don't want to spend the 80-90$ to make one. Or if anyone has directions or knows where to find it. The pettiskirt is similiar to these

Are these done with rolls of chiffon or chiffon by the yard cut in strips? And how is it sewn, it seems hard to sew chiffon.

User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
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From: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 05-11-2007, 06:09 PM (2 of 4)
I have not found any instructions but I did do a search on ebay. This may help you on how to make one. Z79718QQcmdZViewItem

If you scroll down, you will notice that this skirt takes 35yards of chiffon in hot pink on two layers and has 2 inch ruffles on the bottom.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-11-2007, 06:10 PM (3 of 4)
Why don't you experiment.. Use something comfortable for the underneath part of the pettiskirt, and use strips of tulle gathered tightly to make the ruffles then attach another layer of the comfortable layer on the top as a finishing layer. the ruffles should be layered starting about midway down from the waistline, getting puffier as they get lower toward the hemline.. Then , if you like the way it turns out, make it in a better quality fabric.. I make test garments a lot . Saves a lot of grief over wasting expensive fabric..
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From: drgrl21
Date: 05-13-2007, 11:05 AM (4 of 4)
Does any one else have any suggestions? I'd appreciate it.Thanks.
User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
Total posts: 40
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