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Kitri skirt too poofy

Heikedog

Kitri skirt too poofy
« on: September 20, 2017, 23:22:03 PM »
Is there any way to soften organza ruffles so that they lie flatter on the base skirt?  This is a Tutus That Dance pattern. Thanks!

Lollipop

Re: Kitri skirt too poofy
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 20:17:15 PM »
Would removing some of the fullness work?
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Heikedog

Re: Kitri skirt too poofy
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 03:03:15 AM »
It would ... on the next one.   :D

I don't think this one is too poofy, but DD does.

Catllar

Re: Kitri skirt too poofy
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 13:33:37 PM »
Not much you can do with the fabric but you could try top stitching about 1/4 to 1/2" down from the seam line to control it a bit.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Marniesews

Re: Kitri skirt too poofy
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 23:49:56 PM »
I'd suggest doing what we do for ballroom, where we're always at pains to ensure we don't do anything to make the body look wider.

Instead of gathering the ruffles cut them out as circular strips so they lie flat where they're joined to the dress but flare out at the bottom.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

TTDSeminarsUK

Re: Kitri skirt too poofy
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 15:50:58 PM »
Try steaming the ruffles.  This can help.