I have assumed that those using these
pattern drafts and adaptations will add already know how to sew and
are familiar with bought patterns.
Using the skirt block without any
adaptation apart from a back kick pleat produces a nice fitting
straight skirt. This season pencil skirts are back in fashion and by
using this block cut no longer than the knee you can make fashionable
To make the straight skirt, the basic
blocks should be drawn around on fresh paper and 1.5cm seam allowance
added to the sides, centre back and waistline of the new drawings.
The hem should have 4cm allowance added to it and the darts, straight
grain and hem allowance should all be clearly marked. The waistband pattern is made as
shown in this
diagram I've made.
Waistband pattern to be used with the majority of
skirt adaptations to come.
1. A to B the
pink portion equals your waist measurement.
2. C the blue portion equals an additional
3 cm for the fastening overlap.
3. D to E is the depth of the finished
waistband of 6cm which when folded in construction is reduced to
4. The sewing allowance for seam allowances
all around the band is an additional 1.5cm. Make sure this
added to the 6cm depth and the length of the band or you
will have problems in construction.
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