Tiered skirt question....

teresa_nc7May 14, 2007

I'm trying to make a 3-tiered skirt for a t-shirt dress and am doing it w/o a pattern. Can anyone help me with the circumference of the tiered ruffles? I cut all three the width of the fabric, but that's not working. Should the top tier be maybe 2-inches smaller than the middle, which is then 2-inches smaller than the bottom tier?

This is a size 5 toddler t-shirt.

Thanks for any help you can give.


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For the waistband tier length, measure your hips at the widest point and add 3".

For the second tier length, multiply the waistband tier length by 1.5.

For the third tier length, multiply the second tier length by 1.5. Do the same for each tier if you want more than three.

These instructions came from an article in Sew News.


    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 3:20PM
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I agree with Mary...the graduated sizes are what makes these kinds of skirts so cute.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:06PM
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Thanks for that help! If it turns out nice, I'll post a pic.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 7:10AM
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