Current fashion trends no longer focus on a demonstration of audacity and strength. Models of underground, military, unisex styles lose relevance. Femininity and romanticism are in fashion again, which means that the main emphasis is on the skirt.
New trends in tailoring skirts
The lengthening of the mini or midi-skirt due to the additionally sewn lower part gives romantic features to the strict business silhouette of the original thing. Moreover, such a thing does not cease to be relevant for wearing at work, because it does not look frivolous, but now you can easily go to it after work, for example, in a restaurant. Multilayer ruffles sewn to the top yoke also look impressive. Such a multi-tiered product gives its owner a flirty look.
A new trend - trains, creating the effect of solemnity and grandeur. The second name of the train is tren. A skirt product with a tren has a transition in length from a smaller front to an elongated rear. Such loops can be seen at the marriage ceremonies of the royal families. Of course, the wedges of the trains do not have to be made up to the floor. Modern skirts with trens are transitions from mini to midi, and transitions from midi to length to the level of the lower leg. Such things look airy and very beautifully emphasize the advantages of the figure and legs of the owner.
IMPORTANT ! In the manufacture of long products with a train, it is necessary to take into account for what purposes the thing will be used. The length of the loop "on the floor" is appropriate only for special events, as it creates inconvenience both to its hostess and to surrounding people who may step on the loop. It is best to choose the length of the loop so that there is a minimum of 10 cm to the floor.
Sewing over the main additional external part from light transparent materials gives the product lightness, and its owner has a certain degree of mystery and at the same time playfulness. Variants are quite appropriate when the external lightweight part is not stitched completely, but remains with a cut in front in the form of a mantle. Then, when walking, she will beautifully flutter in the wind, emphasizing the ease of gait.
A skirt with crinoline (with a petticoat) is an element of fashion of the 19th century, again reviving today thanks to the creation of the effect of charming femininity with its help. The upper part of a slightly shorter length is worn on the petticoat. The lower edge of the petticoat, protruding from under the upper part, gives the impression of layering and splendor. The contrast of the colors of the crinoline and the upper part further enhances this effect.
Materials for Outer Skirts
Outer skirts sewn on top of the main one are best made from thin transparent materials: tulle, guipure, tulle. The inner part in this case has a denser base: linen, cotton, possibly polyester.
If the outer part, on the contrary, is worn on the petticoat, then the petticoat should be made of a more lightweight fabric, best of all cotton with a guipure frill. It is also quite appropriate for the petticoat to use silk. The outer part in this case can be even from the heaviest fabrics such as velvet or wool.
Skirts with a train are most effective in the manufacture of satin, although other options for light fabrics are allowed.
Elongated products due to additional inserts can be made of the same material, although they look more interesting if the lower insert is lightened. For example, an excellent combination would be the manufacture of the upper part and the coquette from denim, and the lower additional part from the cambric. The contrast of the colors of the materials will play the product only on hand.
IMPORTANT! Synthetic materials very often create static tensions between themselves, which leads to unpleasant consequences: clothing sticks to the body, clicks, sparkles. When creating multilayer products, it is very desirable to avoid combinations of several synthetic materials, preferring compositions from synthetic and natural materials.
How to sew a skirt on a skirt
The process of creating a composition of two- and multi-layer skirt products usually, but not necessarily, begins with a pattern, both from the main, in the case of creating things from scratch, and additional, in the case when a change is made to the finished product.
Sew on a tulle skirt
If additional wedges are not supposed in the upper skirt, then the pattern is done by the standard method with measuring the waist circumference and hips (with a small margin taking into account the presence of the lower skirt), building a semicircle sector on their basis and extending with a smooth extension of the side line to full length.
Next, the part is carefully hemmed to the waist of the lower skirt, then the remaining incision is stitched with a seam. The edges of the seam seam are sewn with a seam seam on the overlock. If the lower coquette has a high belt, you can rip off the belt and sew the upper part under it, then sew the product again.
A tulle skirt-pack does not require a pattern. In this case, the strips of tulle are simply sewn together, bends are made on top of the wave, from below the fabric is cut to a single length and is washed. In this form, the bundle is sewn on the lower skirt.
We make a loop from the atlas
For the manufacture of the train, a special pattern is being prepared. The basis of it is the same as that of a regular skirt pattern, but the length of the semicircle is made uneven. In the center of the semicircle in its lower part, a parabola is drawn by a smooth transition, the upper point of which is the maximum length of the loop.
Stitching of the main part with a loop is carried out in the usual manner with a seam seam with the edges of the seam and the edges of the thing. The procedures described above are suitable for the manufacture of products with a loop of various materials.
Do not forget that the satin is a soft and slippery material, so when stitching its stitching lines are visible visually. Since in our case, the seam is obtained from the front, it will be appropriate to move it to the back. Then, when making a pattern for a satin skirt, it is the central part of the semicircle that is left short, and two half-parabolas are drawn on the left and right, giving the back seam of the product at the exit.
Create a magnificent petticoat
The magnificent tulle petticoat is made without a pattern. A square of tulle is folded four times to obtain the desired number of layers. Measurement of the waist circumference is made, the resulting number is divided by 16. The division result is postponed from the diagonal angle to a certain point. A straight line is drawn through the point and a cut is made along it. The desired length of the skirt is laid off from the cut line further diagonally. A sector of the circle is drawn where the diagonal of the square is the radius. Further, all excess material is cut off along the sector line. As a result, after unfolding, four circles are obtained, which are the workpiece of the future petticoat.
A sector is cut out in each of the four circles (to reduce the total volume), and then the circles are sequentially sewn one into another to obtain a four-layer fluffy structure. It remains only to process the seams and sew elastic in the waist. The petticoat is ready.
The basic rules for sewing a skirt on a skirt
To get high-quality finished products, it is worth observing a number of basic rules:
- Select materials to match each other so that the overall composition is harmonious.
- Take into account static stresses, and therefore avoid the combination of synthetic fabrics, alternating between synthetic and natural materials.
- On the upper skirts, add 1–2 cm to the waist and hips during the cut, given that the lower base takes these centimeters.
- Check how materials are able to hide seams, and place seams taking into account these indicators.
- Avoid on skirts with a train of length "floor", shortening the length of at least 10 cm.
- Be sure to sew over the edges of the seams and the hem of the finished products so that the skirts retain their elegant appearance for as long as possible and do not fray.
Observing new trends in tailoring skirts, you can replenish your wardrobe with many beautiful trendy things. The costs will be minimal, manufacturing techniques are simple, and the admiration of others is sincere.