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Pattern Puzzle - Drape Skirt

Monday, March 23, 2015
This week's #PatternPuzzle is the simplest addition to a classic pencil skirt.  With the introduction of a front left side panel you are able to include the drape shape easily around the waist and into the panel seam. Drape Skirt

Trace a full front and half back skirt using my skirt block or a pencil skirt pattern then make the following pattern alterations:
  1. Mark in the panel seam on the left side of the front skirt.
  2. Shift the waist dart onto the panel seam line to create shape into the waist.
  3. Decide how deep your drape shape is, flowing from the back skirt around the side seam onto the front right side of the skirt, up to the panel seam.
  4. Then mark the vertical part of the drape that fits into the front left panel seam.
Pattern Plan Drape Skirt
For the final patterns:
  1. Trace the back skirt with a CB seam to include a zip.
  2. Trace the front left side skirt panel and the larger right side skirt pattern.
  3. Draft a strap waistband to fit the skirt waist.
  4. With the drape pieces, trace the vertical drape in the panel seam first.
  5. Then trace the deep side front drape along the same line as the vertical drape (in a straight line).
  6. Continue around the side seam to the back piece, eliminating all darts as you go.
  7. Re-draw the outside edge of the drape to flow from the back into the vertical seam.
Drape Skirt
Hoping you enjoy this week's pattern puzzle and please feel free to leave any questions int he comments section below.  Enjoy  :)

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Mioara Cretu commented on 24-Mar-2015 03:20 AM
Very nice!
Anonymous commented on 24-Mar-2015 02:28 PM
Thx, my pleasure. :)
Carla Proffitt commented on 24-Apr-2015 11:59 AM
Would you line the drape? Narrow hem it? Some sort of decorative finish, perhaps? I am a huge fan of your blog. I have so much fun studying your creations. Please continue to be awesome. Best Wishes, Carla P.
Anonymous commented on 25-Apr-2015 08:55 AM
Hi Carla. Thx so much for your lovely compliments. :) A lot will depend on the fabric. If you can find fabric that is good both sides alike a satin backed crepe you won't need a lining. I recently got hold of a piece of satin backed linen in olive and that would work well with this design. And yes, the finest hem you can manage. :)

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