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cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:53 pm
by vmom
can someone help me out?? im just getting into the pageant thing and i wanna make a cupcake skirt, sort of like this one. http://royaltydesigns05.com/id5.html

Re: cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:13 pm
by Alexalter
I don't know about what pattern you would use, but I do know that to make the skirt hem wavy like that, you will have to serge heavy fishing line into it. I use to make waltz skirts and had to add fishing line in the hem of those. Now the fabric that I was using was a satin charmeuse so the weight was much heavier then organza. Hope that helps.

Re: cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:54 pm
by MartySews2
From what I could understand from the photos, it looks like a Tutu with fishing line in the hem to make it wavy. I think any tutorial for a Tutu would work. There are lots of them on http://www.youtube.com so I would just search for Tutu skirt tutorials. Basically, it is layers of tulle ruffled or gathered & sewn into a waistband or onto a bodice with some type of fishingline sewn into the hem.
Marty ;)

Re: cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:59 pm
by LeapFrog Libby
I purchased a spool of Stren.. (fishing line) .. the cheapest one and it said 7 pound test.. It works great.. Some of that stuff gets really costly..

Re: cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:56 am
by jeanlerypaz
The dresses you've shown in your link is likely to be more elegant in person than in pictures. My aunt is a seamstress also and she was asked one time a cupcake for 18 participants of beauty pageant for kids. I will post pictures of her creations here so you guys can view them all.

Re: cupcake skirt/ pageant dress

New postPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:55 pm
by bridesmom
I can't imagine having the patience to do 18 at a time!