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Steampunk inspired hot air balloon skirt
I was recently in charge of costumes for an amateur production of Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays. and I made this skirt for the main character, to reflect how much she missed her father (who went up in a hot air balloon and never came down). I basically followed the same making process as my prom skirt.

Posted by HerNameIsAlixx from Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom • Published See HerNameIsAlixx's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    for me, the fabric was too long so I cut the fabric in half. then sew the two pieces together to get a long thinner piece of fabric.

  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    sew the skirt together including 1.5cm seams and hems.

  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    gather the waist using tacking stitches, to the desired size. and secure it with the tape. make sure you leave 10cm at the front straight for more detail.

  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    the skirt should be pretty much done. leave it at this point if you want a full length skirt.

  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    to gather the skirt, sew various tucks around the skirt to add volume and detail. then just attach the hook and eye at the top to hold the skirt on the body.

  • How to make a full costume. Hot Air Balloon Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    for the costume, i just added a cream lace blouse and a brown leather under bust corset.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
It looks amazing!
HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, England, GB · 49 projects
thank you!
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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
Aww, just realised these are the costumes from your show! Excellent work! Happy
HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, England, GB · 49 projects
yeah haha Happy thanks
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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
also love. That fabric is beautiful Happy
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harley r.
harley r. · 28 projects
love
HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, England, GB · 49 projects
thanks!
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