View Full Version : Clover "frilly" dress? o_o

03-11-2006, 09:26 PM
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Pretty dresses Suu has *_* ...but I have no idea how I could make that poofy, frilly thing. Maybe tulle for the poof? But how would I make the edges of that fabric wavy like that... any ideas?

Any help is greatly appreciated! :sunburn:

Oh, and I doubt there would be but...has anyone seen other pictures of this particular dress out there so I can tell what she's wearing under that dress?

Thanks muchies :D

03-12-2006, 06:54 AM
the only pictures i can find are all different dresses but they seem to be pretty much fashioned the same. here are a few:


as far as poofing goes...

tulle would probably work in layers, nylon netting might be cheaper but it's itchy so if you go with that make a slip to cover what ever would touch your skin.
sorry i can't be of more help.

03-12-2006, 12:50 PM
get a short petticoat of a material of the same color or make a semi-hoop skirt?

03-12-2006, 02:31 PM
I've never hade to make anything that poofy, (omg, it's a lot of poof) but I agree with the tulle idea. Maybe with a very light material for the white outer skirt... *ponders*

03-19-2006, 01:27 AM
xD I'm making this costume for Otakon '06.

There aren't any other images of the dress, it's only in that illustration. There are ways of making the poof of that skirt, a petticoat is one, but if you're doing the pieces of fabric that way, you run the risk of them parting and showing the petti >3>'

As for the folds, there are some fabrics that will take to that fold rather well. (I'm going shopping within the next week, possibly tomorrow, so I'll let you know what I find? ^^).

03-19-2006, 06:06 AM
It is multiple lettuce-edged petals over a shorter petticoat, I think. But the petticoat shouldn't be too poofy. Most of the volume comes from layers of petals. I've been working with white twill for a coat, and I think that would work very nicely for this. If you are concerned about the weight, you could try double layers of casa crepe. You have to double it, though, because it's see-through otherwise.

03-19-2006, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the help everyone :) Hmm...I think I'll try tulle first since I have a bunch lying around...

Ise: lol, too bad I'm making mine for AX, or else we could be twins for a picture or something. XD

Tia: I'm pretty new to sewing, so I just tried to google how to make anything lettuce edged, and I didn't find much, so...how do you make something lettuce edged? ^^;;

03-19-2006, 06:51 PM
Aww, damn xD I never see more than one Clover cosplay a year, if that. I'm hoping I'll find some others this year.

03-19-2006, 07:15 PM
If the fabric is light enough, you just need to do a very small zig-zag stitch over the edge. I like to do a regular runnning stitch to attach two identical petals to keep them together, then trim very close and center the overlocking zig-zag on top of the old stitch line. I usually have the thickness of the zig-zag set to half of the maximum, and the stitch length knob set at zero. The shape of the petals will naturally make the edges a bit frilly when you do the zig-zagging.

If this isn't imperative, I will be doing more petals for a new costume in about a month and a half. I can make you a tutorial with pictures then if you want.

03-21-2006, 06:50 PM
oohh that would be wonderful! if it's not too much trouble, that is. =D

03-21-2006, 08:34 PM
It's no trouble at all. I was planning on doing the tutorial anyways, along with a few others, for when I redo my website.