Ottobre “Sudoku Skirt”

I just finished the Sudoku skirt for my niece from Ottobre issue 1/09 and is size 110 with a little yoke section added.  I had a lot of fun making the skirt although I don’t think I will make it again, I must say.  The directions ask you to cut all the pieces and then trim each one to three different lengths in order to achieve the offset look.  Being cheap, I opted to cut them one by one and then struggle to try to come up with gores comprising of one “A” piece, one “B” etc.  and then arrange the gores so no two like sizes or fabrics are touching upwards or across.  Sound confusing? Well yes, it was.  If the skirt were just made of rectangles sewn into gores- not offset-the effect would be similar.

Here’s what it looked like in progress:

(Each pile is a gore)

And after the tiers are gathered and sewn into gores (most of them) and given a place in the circle:

It’s a little long for her– I think it will come to mid calf but with more length and therefore weight comes more twirl!

Maximum twirl makes for a happy 3 1/2 yr old girl!


About G

sahm to 9yr old girl and 5.5yr old boy, sewing enthusiast living in the greater Portland Oregon area
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