Skirt files: The Straight Skirt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Hello everyone! Long time no see! So spring is officially here! Temperatures are rising and spring clothes are coming to full rotation. As I mentioned in my previous post, I started taking pattern drafting lessons recently. When you start learning how to draft your own pattern based on your own measurements the first garment you learn is a skirt. It's the easiest pattern and requires only three measurement, your waist, your hips and your desired length. So first of all you learn how to make a straight skirt and then you are able to modified it to almost any skirt you could imagine. 

This is my first straight skirt based on my own measurements. Sewing patterns from companies of course are awesome and all that jazz, but there's just this thing when you make something out of your own measurements and fits like a glove that makes you feel satisfied in a whole new level. This is just a basic skirt with two front and two back darts and a waist facing. I hand stitched the hem with a blind stitch and serged all the inside seams. 


The fabric is a lovely cotton with 3% elastane that I won from House of Pinheiro on her 3 year blog anniversary last May. I fell in love as soon as I saw this fabric and I waited patiently until I found the right project for it. I'm very happy with how this skirt turned out and I've already worn it numerous times. Here I paired it with my Mandy Boat Tee(free pattern!)from Tessuti.


So how about you? Do you like drafting your own patterns? Did you ever had pattern drafting lessons or are you a self-taught pattern drafter? 


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