Before we start I wanted to share some exciting news: Kenneth D. King, who taught me most of the patternmaking, offered a copy of his e-book Skirts to one lucky draft-alonger. All you need to do is draft along, finish the sloper and the pencil skirt pattern and post an image of the finished project on our Flickr group board. The exact deadline will be announced next week.
Please follow along and post your questions here, or on the Flickr group board.
THE SKIRT OUTLINE
The skirt outline is basically a rectangle, with the width equal to our calculation for the low front (or back) hip, and the length equal to our desired sloper length. In other words, in this post, we will be drafting two rectangles: one for the back and one for the front. Easy, isn't it?
Here are the calculations and measurements you will need to draft your outline:
- Outline height: for the outline I use the length I wear most frequently, which is 60 cm (appr. 23 1/2").
- Outline width: use the respective calculation for the low hip when drafting the front and the back.
- You will also need the waist to mid hip and the waist to low hip measurements to complete your outlines.
Happy drafting and don't forget the prize ;)