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FairyTale Dress-Cutting the Skirt

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I am about to cut the skirt for Zara’s dress.

    The fabric she has chosen is quite embellished and I would rather not have side seams.

    For those that have sewn it,would it be possible to cut the skirt in one piece with only a centre back seam?

    The pattern pieces do not appear shaped at first look.

    I have plenty of fabric so I would cut it length ways.

    Any help gratefully accepted.


    KellyNYC @KellyNYC

    Hi Nicole,

    I just put this skirt together tonight. I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to cut the skirt in one piece. The pieces are straight cuts and not shaped. Makes me wonder why the pieces were designed as three separate and not a single cut.

    Hope this helps!


    Nicole @motherof5


    Thank you so very much!

    I dare say it is designed that way to conserve fabric?

    You are so kind to get back to me,I am literally hovering over my cutting board,I am so ridiculously excited to make this dress.

    xxxx Nicole

    Tamara @justsewit

    If the fabric will allow it Nicole, I wouldn’t even abolish the side seam allowances when you cut. It will give just a smidge more gather as the skirt isn’t a full one. But only if the embellished fabric will allow it mind.

    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    … and now we’re all ridiculously excited to see it!

    meleliza @meleliza

    Absolutely. It’s only a Dirndl. I just did it for a size 2 in Liberty with plenty of room to spare. My fabric for Tinkerbell was only 44″ but i wanted less fullness and just cut the width of the fabric. For larger sizes, You might loose some of the fullness, but that could work. I couldn’t get it in one piece in the size 6 with the cotton voile. However, if I were short on fabric, or using something expensive, I wouldn’t mind loosing a little fullness.

    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Can’t wait to see Zara’s dress!

    Nicole @motherof5

    Thank you Lovely Ladies!

    I am feeling the sewing love.

    xx Nicole

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