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Offline modernmonsterhigh

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Questions on skirts/doll dresses.
« on: February 07, 2018, 06:50:15 PM »
Hello! Since I have a few upcoming Doll customs from the danganronpa anime series I of course need some tips/helps for outfits. Currently I am working on Tsumugi Shirogane and Celestia Ludenberg. While Tsumugi has a school girl look and a simple enough skirt that doesn’t require poofiness, Celeste is a different story. If you look her up you can see she has a Lolita style with a poofy ish skirt/dress. I have currently finished making a shirt to fit her and start with. I then tried gathering a long rectangle and sewed it onto the shirt which left me with a very weird maxi skirt dress  :blink: I’m just glad it was scrap fabric.. i was thinking of cutting a large circle but I’m not sure how that would turn out. So, I am seeking help with how I should start or make my dress skirt. I’m wishing for it to be poofy and Lolita like. Here’s a reference pic
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I’ve got the jacket (clawdia’s resized), shirt part, socks, shoes, and hat covered. I’m just having big trouble with the skirt I can probably sew ovals for the top portion and use my lace but I’m still not sure about the skirt part.. if anyone could help me please do! If I can figure it out with some help I will release a guide on making a Lolita dress along with a few patterns! Thank you!

[Moved to Clawdeen's Closet as this is a sewing question, not a customization question.  ~SaelaVe]
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Re: Questions on skirts/doll dresses.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 11:51:24 PM »
Hmm, gathering a long rectangle is my usual method for lolita-esque skirts, what were the dimensions of your rectangle? Also where does your skirt sit on your doll? The one I made for Gooliope was a 6.6" x 4" cut on fold (so 13.2" x 4") and then gathered the top pretty tightly before sewing a waistband since it sits on her waist and added a eye and hook to close it and a back panel to hide the slight gap in the fabric since I didn't want to use velcro.

Otherwise, I know DGRequiem just released a cupcake lolita pattern and has many other lolita-esque patterns. Celeste's skirt also makes me think you could get the big ballgown pattern, shorten the skirt and add a second ruffle since from what I can tell, the skirt has two of them?

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Re: Questions on skirts/doll dresses.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 08:11:50 AM »
I’m not sure to be honest, I just gathered a good length rectangle I cut out the weird skirt sits about just a little above her waist. I gathered mine too on a sewing machine and attatched it. I think I was just clueless on what to do next.. I tried sewing outward from the waist of skirt to the bottom and it turned out trash.

Those look fun to try out! I just wish I could afford them lol. That might work. Yep! She has two of those ruffle things and some on the side. Thank you for helping me! I appreciate it :)

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Re: Questions on skirts/doll dresses.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 05:50:56 AM »
Cupcake skirts are all math :)  You don't just cut a long rectangle, you have to cut a rectangle the right length for what you're sewing it to.

1:1 no ruffle.
2:1 decent amount of ruffle.  I like this ratio for ruffled trims and non-lolita ruffled skirts.
3:1 cupcake lolita ruffle. 
4:1 Too much ruffle unless you're going for a specific effect like a tulle tutu. 

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