Skirt pattern drafting

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. >
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Juno
Your welcome. what I like the best about the site is that it works with real world measurements. Juno
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Juno
Super cool! I love those online calculators.
(You do know about the pattern drafting books online at > 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. >
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Samantha Hill - take out TRASH
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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gjones2938
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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Juno

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