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Melissa_Fox | Posted in The Archives on

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I’m making a long satin skirt for my daughter with a chiffon overskirt that’s not part of the original pattern. Should I cut the overskirt slightly larger than the skirt? The skirt has a waistband and darts, and is only slightly flared…not quite an A line. Original pattern has a small (about 4 inch) train, which we plan to eliminate to make a straight hem. I’m hoping to start today – thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  1. Chris_Knoblock | | #1

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    Melissa: What are you looking for in the finished skirt? If you want to keep the same line and style as the original skirt; then cut both layers out of the same pattern pieces. Sew as 2 separate skirts and join them at the zipper and waistband.
    If you want the chiffon over skirt to be fuller than the satin underskirt; cut the chiffon wider and convert the fitting darts to gathers. Sew and assemble as above.
    Chris.

    1. silkscape_ | | #2

      *Melissa,I would cut the overskirt with the same pattern them just use a slightly narrower seam allowance when sewing. You could also make the darts slightly shallower.

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