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Topic: How do I remove waist darts from a skirt pattern?  (Read 407 times)
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tyoupa
« on: July 16, 2012 01:06:30 PM »

I have a basic muslin skirt pattern and I want to remove the waist darts and create an a-line skirt

Also, if I want to remove the waist darts and add length to the skirt, which alteration should I do to the pattern first?
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sarah_charade
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012 10:08:27 AM »

Could you take a picture of your muslin pattern? Do you have it on paper/cardstock?

Darts first. It's called the pivot method. Check out this tutorial: http://www.pattern-making.com/pivot-dart/
(Post a reply or PM me if you have any questions, I know it might be confusing to a non-fashion student. I'm in school for fashion design, so I'll try to remember my hated pattern drafting classes and explain)

Then you can add length by elongating the line for the centre front/centre back and free-hand the curve of the side seam. A french curve or vary curve form would help.

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sarah_charade
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012 10:58:49 AM »

Actually, I just found this for you, and I think it's exactly what you were asking about, with helpful pics.

http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2011/10/converting-skirt-dart-to-hemline-flare.html
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