View Full Version : How could I make This type of skirt?

11-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Thank you for looking here by the way! T_T
The other day I found a picture of Hatsune Miku in a wedding dress and I can never find it again on deviantArt.
So i decided to look up wedding pictures/etc etc of Miku Hatsune, and only found a video, which I didn't like the dress very much.
Now I'm hoping to do the dress from THIS PV for CANTARELLA:


This dress has THIS kind of skirt:


I'm not sure what it's called.... It wouldn't be called gathered would it?
So.. umm... how would I make this type of skirt?

Thank youuuu~
I'm hoping to have this by Anime North 2011...
and I'm going as ZATSUNE Miku, for the purpose of not buying a wig. X_X

11-24-2010, 08:51 PM
You'd want to kinda... erm... take the fabric and... fold it under and sew it I think... You'll want to pin it and see how it looks before you do the final stitching. And yes, I believe thats called gathered.
PM me if you need anymore help. ^o^'

11-25-2010, 01:49 PM
The overall shape of the skirt is probably a five-gore with a train. The front will have to be hand draped - work with a large piece of fabric and a mock-up of the skirt, from the top down. You may need to use several different techniques (Gathering small sections in different directions and shifting up, down, or side to side to create the swagging) and to do some parts separately - it looks like there are gathered flowers? - to be sewn on later.

11-26-2010, 11:37 AM
The video's pretty grainy, and she wears more than one dress. I'm guessing you're going for the black one? From what I could tell, the skirt doesn't really have much draping, just scallops at the hem that may or may not be gathered in place. The dress itself is probably A-line, which means the skirt and bodice pieces are cut together, with no seam joining them at the waist.

Overall, my advice is to look for a ready-made pattern for a dress with princess seams (ie, seams going up and down to shape it, rather than a seam at the waist), and a very full skirt.