To create the 1950s Style Sheath skirt with Kickpleat
How to Take Measurements
How to Add Style Ease for a Skirt Pattern (excludes Circle and Half-Circle Skirts)
Basic Skirt Front Drafting Instructions
Basic Skirt Back Drafting Instructions
Basic Skirt Front-Alteration for Misses Size 4
Fitting Toile with alterations-Misses size 4
I am in the midst of preparing for a move to a new apartment on September 13, 2014. Since I will not be able to finish the altered skirt toile by then I thought it best to show how the first version is progressing. I have an opportunity with the current version to show the alteration I continually have to make everytime I draft a skirt using the Size 4 measurements. I never had to make this adjustment for myself or others. At times I am tempted to simply deduct the 3/8″ I must remove from the front measurement BEFORE drafting the pattern. However, experience has taught me that once the basics of the drafting technique are altered the rest of the process is effected and often the resulting pattern has fitting issues in more than one area. So, I follow the instructions as I’ve previously shared and then make the needed alteration.
The alteration for the Misses Size 4 Sheath Skirt Front is detailed in this posting.