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Topic: How to Draft an A-line Skirt Pattern??  (Read 2001 times)
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shaharazade
« on: August 12, 2005 01:47:10 AM »

Hey guys,
Can anyone give me some advice on drafting/designing my own A-line skirt pattern? I would like to be able to draft a pattern not just for myself, but for other gals, too. Currently, I have an idea for a skirt I'd like to make for a friend: a basic A-line skirt (above the knee) with a kick pleat, and I certainly have not been able to find a conventional pattern to suit my needs. I've been needing to design my own for a long time, but I'm not sure where to start. Any ideas on the proportions and measurements needed to draft my own pattern?

Thanks so much.... Huh
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mmd32
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005 04:05:54 AM »

If you can adjust instructions to suit yourself, here is a tut for a 6 gore skirt. I would just combine the instructions for 3 gores and remove the seam allowance for the middle sections, and treat each former 3 panel section as a front and back. Clear as mud? LOL

http://patternsthatfityou.com/frskirtcl.htm

Or wait, here's an a-line skirt tut:
http://www.geocities.com/kraftylala44/Easy_A-line_Skirt.html

Either way, a-lines are easy as pie.


HTH!

Murali
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shaharazade
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005 11:07:57 AM »

Thanks for the links! You're right - the A-line should be easy as pie.  Grin
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