11 Sep Drape Gather Skirt – Laying Up and Cutting Out
Posted at 15:50h in Garment Construction, Off-the-Rails Sewing Patterns, Sewing patterns 0 Comments
I've put together some diagrams for cutting out the Drape Gather Skirt sewing pattern. I've considered fabric widths of 110cm, 130cm and 150cm for the shell of the skirt, across all the sizes 6-22. I'll deal with the cutting of the lining for this skirt in a separate post. I suggest that your first sample is an unlined skirt so you have the opportunity of finessing the fit before making a fully lined version. One constant feature of cutting these drape patterns is there is always what I would consider a lot of waste fabric. I tend to keep the larger pieces and use them in future projects. I've found that a pattern with a number of smaller pieces works really well. I use a paneled waistcoat design that has 5-6 pattern pieces that use the waste from the skirt design very well.