Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Hot Mess...

For my draping class, we have to make an "avante garde" draped organza skirt.  We started by draping a basic straight wrap skirt in muslin, and then transferred to dot paper.  I then cut and sewed the basic straight skirt in organza.

Sew crappy polyester organza over strips of tissue or tracing paper! It works like a charm and my seams were perfect.  Apparently other students (using the industrials) got their projects swallowed by the machine a few times and had to start over.

We then had to drape the organza over the base skirt.  Here is what I have so far.  It's one big hot mess!  I was going to do a bubble hem, but I haphazardly cut the overlay too short.  I think I'm going to do a hand rolled hem on everything, which will take forever.

My skirt is gross and I just hope I can get a good grade on it just for all the work I put into it.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm in love with your skirt already. Thank you for your comment on my quilting post. I'll take a picture of Granny's quilts as soon as I can get pictures taken. As I said in the post, they were more for practicality than for looks, but I do love them so.