Making a ruffly [cupcake shaped] petticoat + skirt

doxiequeen1:

Circle skirt tutorialRuffle/Gathering Tutorial & Info

^important stuff

[almost] finished project! image

-This will not work with very flimsy materials (such as chiffon, jersey, costume satin etc.) you need fabric with at least some natural stiffness  

-These get pretty heavy so they should be made with a fitted waistband and a zipper + snap closure. Elastics will fall down on you D:  

-This requires making at least 25 yards or ruffles, which means over 150 yards of hemming so…uh…set some time aside for making this.

-If you have a question about this, I’d be happy to answer, but for the love of god don’t ask it on anon. 

 

Keep in mind that circle skirts have really long hems, and when laid flat are, quite literally, a circle. This will probably equate to being more work and volume then you want.

For this I ended up cutting a half circle skirt, three inches shorter then I wanted my finished petti/skirt to be. This is a BASE, it will not be seen, and should be made from a somewhat sturdy material that will not stretch or tear. 

I cut strips of a heavy tulle netting (the scratchy awful type, not the pretty flimsy stuff used on princess skirts) until I had ten four inch by one yd strips. These get sewn together until I have one long strip, then ruffles get sewn onto the bottom.

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 The strip gets folded in half (right sides together) and sewn across the seam where the ruffles were attached. 

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Then the tulle gets gathered down to the size of my skirt hem and sewn into place. It will look like this. 

imageThen repeat but with longer tulle! This time I used eight inch strips which were obviously sewn four inches above my four inch layer.  

imageNow you have a lovely A-line petticoat that just needs a zipper…but that’s not what we’re making here. We want a cupcake shaped petti! 

So that requires one more layer that starts from your waist. Measure from the waist of your skirt to where the tulle ends and add a seam allowance for ruffles.  For the length, multiply your waist measurement by four. 

Add the ruffle, and then sew something over the seam to hide fraying. In this  case I used really cheap lace. 

Then gather that down and sew it into place. 

imageNow the ruffles should  lay somewhat evenly but they are kind of all over the place. 

imageyou can fix that by taking a very large needle and sewing through all the layers of tulle until they are compacted down a bit

imageAnd then you *can* sew a hoop into the petti so it will never deflate! All that really requires is hand sewing hooping wire on which isn’t very complicated at all. 

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Uhmm and then the overskirt is just gathered circle skirts + a ruffle!

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I think adding a waistband and zipper is pretty straight forward so i’ll leave that to you. 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW RUFFLY MASTERPIECE!

More info on how the skirt part was made will be up here soon. 

idiosyncra-seas:

I finished sewing my prom dress! 

Inspired by the dress in this photo  c:

icouldmakethat:

Little Green Notebook: Natural Cleaning Products That Actually Work (and Don’t Stink!)

I don’t hate the smell of vinegar as much as Jenny does, but these all look like good cleaning product ideas. I’m especially intrigued by the eggshell thing, which I’ve never heard of.

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bubblegumshoes:

THE SHIP THAT SHALL NEVER SINK

Ships you shipped before you knew what shipping was

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officialalois:

ok yeah but lets talk about hot dad Vincent Phantomhive

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oh wow

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dang son

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even when hes young hes hot

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wow what a cutie

seriously though

hes so hot hes practically

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on fire

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A MasterList on writing 'evil' characters or 'Bad guys'.  I put these in quotes because obviously I do not actually believe that stories, narratives, or really anything can survive without the 'bad guy'.  Who was Batman without the Joker after all?  Some of the things in here some would not consider 'Evil' but addictions or other actions that society considers unacceptable.   You should never feel discouraged about writing an evil character as long as, in my opinion, you make them dynamic. Here are some links and guides for reference.
Playing a Thief
Playing a Kleptomanic
Playing a Stalker
Playing a Cocaine addict
Playing an Ass Hole
Playing a Serial Killer
Playing a Drug addict
Playing an Insane Character
Playing a Pyro
Playing a Vicious/Bitchy Character
Playing a Burn Out
Playing a Manipulative Character
Playing a Bully
Playing a Drug Dealer
Playing a Heroin Addict
Playing a Sociopath
Playing a Sex Addict
Playing a Narcissistic Character
Playing a Creepy Character
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Playing a Hitman
Playing Female Serial Killers
Psychopath vs Sociopath
Playing Stockholm Syndrome
Getting the Most From Bad Guys
The Evil Overlord Handbook
How to Control People: Manipulation
Villain Archetypes
Separating IC villains and OOC muns
General Torture Reference

xehyun:

when people who have treated you like absolute shit are sad

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policymic:

"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.

Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.

All of my yes to this.

Love this.

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Gatchadance || Gatchaman Crowds (Original Soundtrack)

TRACK NAME: Dark Horse
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PLAY COUNT: 853786

bowie-is-a-babe:

ughexcuseme:

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” sang in 20 different styles

  • 0.00 - Katy Perry
  • 0:08 - Nirvana
  • 0:15 - Queen
  • 0:22 - Michael Jackson
  • 0:30 - ‘N Sync
  • 0:43 - Iron Maiden
  • 0:57 - Jamiroquai
  • 1:07 - Pantera
  • 1:13 - Frank Sinatra
  • 1:29 - Metallica
  • 1:35 - Pavarotti
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  • 2:00 - Run D.M.C
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  • 2:16 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 2:21 - Slipknot
  • 2:26 - Louis Prima
  • 2:32 - Boyz II Men
  • 2:51 - Type 0 Negative
  • 3:14 - John Mayer

This is EXQUISITE

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We do not own Frozen or any of its characters. This set was created using the personalities of the characters and not their stated dates of birth.

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