Friday, June 11, 2010

How To Draw A Skirt Pattern Tutorial

This is the skirt pattern that I created to use with the reversible skirt tutorial. But you can use this to create a simple skirt pattern for yourself. There is going to be a little bit of math to figure out for the skirt pattern. To draw the pattern, you are actually only going to draw a 4th of the whole skirt. The measurements include a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

from:Simply Modern Mom.

1. Measure the waist circumference and desired length of the skirt. Or grab a favorite skirt and use measurements from that.

2. The math equations for the different parts of the pattern are below. Look at the diagram to see where it is on the skirt.

waist = (waist circumference ÷ 4) + 3 inches

bottom = waist x 2

skirt length = measured length + 2 inches

3. Once you have your measurements, use scrap fabric or butcher paper to draw your pattern with the measurements.

4. When you are tracing the pattern piece onto your fabric, match the straight edge on the right side of the pattern to the fold of the fabric. You will need 2 of those pieces to make a whole skirt.

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