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Cut out the skirt pieces

Cut out your pattern peices as you normally would. In this example we are using Mcalls pattern number: M4582. We recommend for latex garmets that you make the finished size of your garmet approximately 2 inches smaller than your actual measurements. EG: if your waist is 28 inches, make the waist of your skirt 26 inches. The latex will stretch and this ensures a proper fit. Cut out a waist band from a thicker guage latex - this gives your garmet a more polished and finished look.

Glue ruffle to yoke

Once all your peices are cut out (front and rear ruffle, front and rear yoke, and waist band), glue the ruffle to the front yoke using a 1/4 inch thick seam. Repeat for the rear of the skirt. Trim any excess from the ruffle after gluing it to the skirt yoke. Next, glue the front to the rear, again use a 1/4 inch seam. Lastly, glue your waistband to the top of the skirt.


Now you know the basics of making a latex ruffle. Experiment and see what other garmets you can use ruffles on - perhaps the collar of a jacket, the bottom of the leg for capri pants, let your imagination guide you!

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