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Topic: I want to make this skirt with pleats and a highwaist!!!  (Read 526 times)
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« on: January 30, 2008 10:04:23 AM »

Well I was browsing the craftster.org forum completed projects board and came across this skirt http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=169956.0  and thought to myself how sexy would I look in this so I proceeded to investigate how to go about with its construction. Then while browsing the simplicity website I found a pattern for a pencil skirt 5259 and thought that would be great to alter if i could just figure out how to customize this pattern to include the pleats and high waist band....Someone told me that I should try grading and another person suggested slashing and spreading, i'm not sure what to do or how...HELP

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 07:55:00 AM »

sorry I don't know, I'm still kinda new to all this. but have you tred pm-ing the OP?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 10:26:55 AM »

The best way I can see is add darts to the pattern at the top of the skirt, except you don't sew them as actual 'darts' , and the waist band i think would be pretty easy, there is already a waist band on that skirt, I'd just make it wider..
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