This is so amazing. I have been trying to create that pattern for months now...I tried and failed...but you did such an amazing job on the Leanne Marshal-esque skirt....it's FN amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to make a tutorial. It is VERY simple and so much fun to sew. It is not difficult at all.
Could you please?! Maybe because i'm in med school , i overcomplicate everything! i really want to make this skirt pronto for my graduation. Thanks so much!
Here's a quick tute before I work on one with images.
1. Take your waist and hip measurements. Add an inch to the waist and two inches to the hips.
2. Divide both measurements by 12. (The 12 stands for the 12 gore/panels that you're gonna be sewing together.)
3. Take out pattern paper and square down a line that equals the skirt length.
4. Once again, divide your final measurements into two so it equally goes on each side of the line you drew before.
For example. If your measurement came out to 2.5 inches waist and 3 inch hips, you're gonna end up with a 1.25 waist and a 1.50 hip. By the way, you're not dividing this to 24 gores or panels. You're just splitting it equally because that grainline is kind of essential when you're trying to keep things balanced.
5. Square of a line on the top for your waistline and mark your measurements.
6. Go down 9 inches and square off a hip line and do the same with marking your measurements.
7. Lastly, (which I forgot to mention earlier) your hem. I used a 45 inch hem/divided by 12/again in twos for each side of the grainline.
There's your basic gore pattern. Add seam allowance and use this for the lining.
Now, to make the petal gores, just add on to the existing pattern.
7. Find the middle of the skirt length and (from the grainline) square a 11-12 line. Do the same for the other side. This line will be perpendicular to the grainline, giving you a cross.
8. Finally, just find your waist, the point of the 11-12 inch lines we just drew, and your hem marks. Connect the dots and you'll find yourself with a huge diamond.
9. Add seam allowance, cut, mark and transfer to fabric.
It's just as easy as you think it is. Just sew all the panels together. Which reminds me, you're gonna have to split one of the panels in two and add a 3/4 inch seam allowance. This will make sense once I do a little diagram, but hopefully this gives you a basic idea of how to construct the skirt.