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Lolita Skirt Tutorial Part 1 by RhodyGunn Lolita Skirt Tutorial Part 1 by RhodyGunn
I am SophisTEAcated. It's my name on Threadbanger, which is what I originally made this tutorial for.

It's the first part of a Lolita Skirt tutorial that I have made, please enjoy it!

If you use and post picture, please link back to me/notify me. <3

Part Two: [link]
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:iconirishhighlander:
irishhighlander Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist
Faving this for future reference :)
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ScalematePrincess Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont understand the calculation around the waist part, could you please explain it to me?
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dibbunfox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm thinking about using an extra long lolita skirt for the bottom part of this dress (minus the apron) www.google.com/search?q=hungar…
do you think it could work?
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:iconstartstatic97:
startstatic97 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
So you used 4 of the 55x22cm white pieces for the ruffle? I'm a bit confused in that part lol ^^;
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:iconburninglilly:
burninglilly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, cool.
Now I'm gonna go browse and see what other tutorials you have.
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:iconpyronova:
PyroNova Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you just saved my life.
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:iconnikkittie:
nikkittie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Ooh this is gorgeous!! I may have to try this myself >u>
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:iconkuritsutei:
Kuritsutei Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When you cut out the main skirt, you made it 110 cm across, but when you did the waist measurements, you ended up with 221. Did I miss something? (PS - Yeah, I'm knew to sewing)
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yes, I cut out 2 of them and sewed them together. :)
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:iconkuritsutei:
Kuritsutei Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay, that makes sense. Thanks.
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SerenitysStardust Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Aya! I didn't realise the pic for the ruffles was folded over so I only cut four x 22 by 55cm pieces -___- when I sewed them on they only went just over half way round ;w;
Oh well I'll just make more 8D
This tutorial is awesome I love it so much <3
I'm really getting into sewing now. Before I couldn't even make the sewing machine create a straight seem @_@ but I'm really getting there now :)

<3 Lolita

Thanks SophisTEAcated :3
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:iconkagaminecallie:
KagamineCallie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
is it naturally that fluffy??
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Petticoats.
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:iconmeof:
meof Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This has probably been asked before but when you finished the skirt how long did it end up? Just checking to make sure my measurements aren't crazy :P
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
20 in I think?
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:iconanaraine-arisato:
Anaraine-Arisato Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
[link] used it. Thank you soooooooo much for posting this, i loved it!
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:iconbloom450:
Bloom450 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
would you mind making a pattern?
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:iconnamien:
namien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Is each rectangle (waist size x 3.25)/2 long? o.o
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:iconkyuuketsuki-nan:
Kyuuketsuki-Nan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Found this in my subscribed threats on Gaia from waaaaay back. Adding it to faves here now because I still like it :3
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Miss-JessieKate Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is an old tutorial but I was looking through it to see if I could find any tips I don't already know, and instead I have one to share! :) Instead of cutting out two rectangles for the base of the skirt, I like to cut out one long one. I try to study the way my clothes from Baby are sewn in order to figure out how I can make mine better, and one thing I noticed is that on the two rectangle skirts I have from them only have one side seam because they're sewn from one long rectangle. This is especially great for larger prints because you don't have to try to match them up at two seams, just one!

You taught me something too! The "multiply your waist by 3.25" part. That's a great tip. I got within one inch of the length I was using for myself and so that's how Baby apparently makes them.
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RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
The one long rectangle thing is only applicable if you have a print that goes along the selvage of the fabric; this way, you can just cut it length-wise. Cutting directly across the fabric, perpendicular to the selvage is never long enough to have one long rectangle; so two is necessary. (I personally prefer two anyways, because then you can put pockets in both side seams ;D)
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SCHIZOPHRENIC-ALICE Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much I am going to try right now !!
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Awesome :) Good luck! Show me when done!
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:iconfmalover12:
Fmalover12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am soo going to use this tutorial for a skirt I'm making for my Halloween costume! :D I know it's far off, but I'd like to get started ASAP
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so in love with you right now. Thanks so much for sharing this. <3
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Cute-Hai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
ALRIGHT~!!
I've done it *0*
I mean
until the end of this page
Now Iam looking forward to start the sewing, haha~~

You've done a great job creating this tuto + this skirt!! :heart:
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you~! Yay! Show me when done!
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:iconcute-hai:
Cute-Hai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
gosh *-* I'm gonna try it.
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charleytheeplant Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks so much for this <3
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ksmith1909 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
uhm...for the waistband, when you say 'seam allowance' how much more fabric do you mean? should the seam allowance be 1 cm? 2?
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
It depends on your preference, I usually do between 1 & 1.5 cm.
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:iconksmith1909:
ksmith1909 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
uhm...for the waistband, when you say 'seam allowance' how much more fabric do you mean? should the seam allowance be 1 cm? 2?
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OodlezOfDoodlez Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Very nice. Would you mind if I used your lolita tutorials in a Lolita fashion thread? Of course I'll make sure you're credited. D:

Here's the link to the thread in case you want to take a look first. [link]
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
That's totally fine! Spread the love ;D
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NightTempest Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
..Is there a simplified version for idiots...
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
lol, what do you mean? you can ask me questions.
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:iconnighttempest:
NightTempest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what I don't get. I'll have to do it again to see what ive done wrong ><
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Hahaha okay. :)
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Sakura-Fluff Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much ^^ i need to make a lolita dress for LA ^^ showing how nabokov's lolita is nothing like the style ^^ still a bit confused but this helps a TON ^^ thank you!!!
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PinkieNekoGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Ok, call me a dummy but I have to ask why did you multiply your waist measure by 3.25. Gotta know so I can try out your tutorial! :D
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Because that makes ultimate poofy/rufflyness. :D

You want tons of gathering to make the poofy shape, so I (personally) like to multiply by 3.25. Then, you ruffle the top to the size of your waist.
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:iconpinkienekogirl:
PinkieNekoGirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I see! Thanks a lot, I'll start working on it!
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Awesome. :)

showshowshow!!
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PerfectByNature-SW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
When you cut the strips for the ruffles they are folded right? So they aren't four pieces of 55 cm, but actually four pieces with a width of 110 cm. It's a bit of confusing but I think I got it.

And do you think I could make the waistband 15 cm long on this skirt? Oh I'm so thankfull for this tutorial!!
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
A wide waistband, like a high-waisted skirt? Sure, just use a heavier interfacing inside.

And, yeah. 110 in total. :)


You're welcome. ;D
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Palea Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
HALP! I can't figure out what you mean by 1.5-2x the length of the skirt for the bottom frill. :(
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
meaning, the length of fabric for the ruffle must be around 1.5 or 2 times the length of the bottom hem of the main skirt bit. So if it were 100 inches, it'd be between 150 and 200, depending on how ruffly you want it.
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TheBestButter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
I read both tutorials do you think if it would work if instead of making an eztra cut in the middle that i use the raw edges to form and seam and sew an invisible zipper there and then do the thing with the pulling of the thread thing, then adding the waist band? becasue i only know one way to do a zipper and it's like i just said XD
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:iconrhodygunn:
RhodyGunn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Lol, yes, but then you'd have a side zipper and you'd have to change the closer flap to there and the bow part wouldn't really work...

:)
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TheBestButter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Well i was thinking of skipping the bow, or doing them like i do my hair bows, making a reactagle, then wrapping another rectangle around it to make a simple bow the sewing to whichever place i wanted the back to be
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