Can I change an A line skirrt pattern to a straiight skirt?

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I have a nice quick sew pattern for an A line skirt. I would like to
make a straight skirt because I have some pretty linen /rayon blend with
an embroidered boarder. I think the boarder would look better on a
straight skirt. I was thinking I could Straighten it by measuring from
the line for straight grain to  a new seam line. I know I can just cut
and  sew 2 panels together and add a waist band or gathered waist but
don't want it to have a lot of gathers. The fabric is close to a medium
weight denim. Any ideas.
Juno
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Re: Can I change an A line skirrt pattern to a straiight skirt?

"Juno"
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There is a skirt pattern generator at http://www.dtta.dk/x/intro_uk.htm

Maybe that will help?

Michelle Giordano



Re: Can I change an A line skirrt pattern to a straiight skirt?
Doug&Michelle wrote:

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Perfect, Thanks Michelle

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Doug&Michelle wrote:
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OOh, fun!  I've saved that!  Thanks!  :)

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Re: Can I change an A line skirrt pattern to a straiight skirt?

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  Good idea--A line skirts are seldom flattering. They add imore than a
few inches to the body silouette, and the larger girth they conjure is
made worse by fabric bulk and stiffness. At worst, one could look like
a ship under sail.
 A line patterns are easy to alter. Pin-fit the paper pattern to your
figure, then, at the sides, just fold the a line shape in until the
flare is gone. When you lay the paper pattern flat, you'll see where to
adjust the hip curve inwards. A bit of subtle inward shape towards the
hemline is figure-flattering.
   Remember, there will be much less stride room, so you may want to
add a slit-vent at the skirt back.
                      Cea


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