Moving beyond your first skirt patterns to drape skirt patterns: To work with these more complex skirt patterns you would need to have confidence in your skirt block. By that I mean you know if fits because you've used it to make number of skirt patterns. A small fitting or shape error in your basic skirt block will have some impact on outcome of these skirts. Try my graded set of skirt blocks for any of these delicious drape skirt patterns. Or you can try this pattern for yourself. You'll find my Drape Gather Skirt Sizes 6-22 on the website as a PDF download.
My women's fitted block is drafted past the waist, down to the hip level. It's currently available as a pdf download here. Although most drafting systems for a women's bodice blocks stop at the waist, it's essential for modern or commercial pattern making to have a bodice block that is fitted to the hip line and ready for both shirt and dress pattern making. The addition of length past the hip line to the knee level renders this basic fitted block into a dress block. Drop your centre front and centre back line and side seams straight down to your knee level and square across for the hemline. Check the hip curve of your dress block, at the hipline, to make sure it has a clean curve after you have added the extra length to the knee level. Keep Reading...
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The challenging patterns, the exciting new design trends and the impossible drapes; that's what I live for. Disclaimer: These new ideas are offered here for testing and are offered without guarantee. Allow yourself time and space to truly test and perfect the patterns for all your new ideas. And please don't give yourself a hard time if the first toile is less than perfect. It's simply part of a process. Enjoy :)
All images, designs, photos and layouts on this blog are created and owned by Anita McAdam© of Studio Faro. They are available FOR HOME AND PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to use our content for teaching or commercial purposes please ask. I have some amazing resources for teachers and manufacturers. ;) firstname.lastname@example.org