Skirt pattern drafting

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I was browsing to find better directions for my 6 panel skirt. I wasn't
sure as to figure out just exactly how wide to make the bottom of each
panel. I found this site very helpful. It explains how to figure width
and  gives you a place to plug in your numbers and comes up with your
yardage and measurement to draft each panel.It is going to be a big help
to me. Take a look. > http://homepage.ntlworld.com/crispin.roche/panels.htm

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On 2/15/08 9:30 AM, in article
ceitj.605740$kj1.210501@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Juno"

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Many thanks, Juno.  Now that I've acquired all kinds of knit fabrics from my
cousin's friend, I have been anxious to sew them, but it has been years
since I have sewn any type of knit fabric.  There is one piece that I think
will make a nice summer skirt for a DD.
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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Your welcome. what I like the best about the site is that it works with
real world measurements.
Juno

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Super cool!  I love those online calculators.

(You do know about the pattern drafting books online at
http://www.vintagesewing.org , don't you?)

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Dear Juno,

Depending on how wide you want the hemline, you can use a straight
skirt pattern to make your gores.  The correct positioning for the
seam is the dartline, front and back.  If there are two darts front
and/or back, combine them, then draw a straight line down to the hem
at the point of the dart.  Then you can flare out the entire gore by
slashing and spreading each one.  That would give you the look of the
website you cited.  Or, if you want just the lower part of the skirt
flared, slash across the pattern where you want the flare to start,
and spread the hem, keeping the slash the same size.

Teri

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Thanks Terri for the info. I decided to draft out my own pattern because
I have so much trouble altering commercial patterns. I know it shouldn't
be difficult but I just never get anything in the right place. I'm
inclined to think it's because my waist is so far out of proportion to
my hips and the hip line on a commercial is usually at 8 inches and mine
is about 7.25 down from my waist. If I start from scratch everything
falls in just the right spot.I experimented with a skirt for a DD first
and was very pleased with how well it turned out. This is a n entirely
new area for me. I like the idea of not depending on a pattern company
to make skirts. I'm saving the information you posted because it makes
  pattern drafting more understandable to me.
Juno

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Dear Juno,

Waist?  What is that

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On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 20:47:10 -0800 (PST), gjones2938 wrote:

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Now that brought a smile on a cold, frosty but bright morning!


--
Richard

the dot wanderer at tesco dot net


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gjones2938 wrote:
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A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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No I haven't seen mine for years :-)



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jones wrote:
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Can't I pretend to have one???????
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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Yeah -- it's called "the point above the hip bones where you want your
skirt band to go." :)

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Samantha Hill - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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See you understand!!

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Juno wrote:
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Oh, yeah, me and my perimenopausal 7-months-pregnant-looking belly
understand it QUITE well.

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Juno wrote:
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I don't think there is anything easier to draft than a skirt!
Congratulations and have fun!

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Samantha Hill - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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It's a lot easier than altering that's for sure and looks a lot better.

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