To complete our draft-along, here is the final part - tracing the front pieces. When I posted the previous post - tracing back pieces - my husband thought it was too complicated... So I thought I will try to make it easier for you and show it step-by-step. Judging by the amount of comments here I can only guess what reaction I have caused by these posts. Please tell me honestly if this was too much!
1. Trace the center front piece (red outline)
2. Trace side front piece (cut two as mirror image)
4. Trace the pleat itself (purple outline)
Join traced pleat depth pieces with the pleat piece matching outside foldlines.
You should end up with 5 front pattern pieces. Notches below indicate how the pieces are connected to each other.
For the waist band, you can cut a rectangle to match the waist measure, incl. 2 cm ease. Allow for seams and the closure.
The closure on the original skirt is in the side seam. However, you can also place the zipper at center back.
I hope this draft-along was not too complicated. I would be happy to answer your questions here or on the dedicated thread on Couture Collective. And, please, do leave your feedback on this draft-along. What was done well?.. what could be improved?.. I really need your constructive input as I would like to offer more of this, also as a teacher. Thanks for following!