LRP Making

#21: Minoan Tiered Skirt

So… I wanted to upgrade my Odyssey costume. Yes, there are only two events left. No, that doesn’t matter to me. I think it’s important to do what I can between each event.

This is what it looks like roughly assembled with the other kit.

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And this is what it looked like before:


This shot shows how MASSIVE the skirt is. It’s a traditional Gypsy dancing skirt that is often worn by belly dancers. It has a 20m hem, but because it’s made from really light Cotton Voile it’s not too heavy.

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And it’s loosely based on Minoan Snake Goddess sculptures:


I made all the ruffles on my Overlocker. 40 meters of ruffles took me less than an hour.

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And they looked like this when I laid them out on my lounge floor:

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And finally, this is in the middle of pinning the final 20m hem to the bottom of the skirt before sewing it!

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