Welcome to a new pattern making class. In today’s class, we are going to start to transform the base skirt into another design.
One of the first transformations that are learned in fashion schools is the skirt with flare or the skirt with an ‘A’ silhouette (A-Line skirt).
This skirt appeared in the fashion world in 1955 by Christian Dior in Paris, although now many designers have made their own interpretation.
This class is perfect for beginners because we will begin to transfer darts from the skirt to create other designs.
And as a bonus, I’m going to teach you a technique for moving darts, called the “Pivot“, which will save you a lot of time.
For the hem of this skirt, you can put between 2 and 4 cm of seam allowance. In the video, I said that I was going to put 4 cm but, in the end, I only put 2 cm.
What did you think of the trick of transferring the pattern to cardboard from the beginning of class? When I was studying, they never taught me this and it became a very tedious task!
In addition, in today’s class you will also learn how to add seam allowances to the bottom of the skirt so that when it comes to sewing it, it is not missing, or it has, too much fabric.
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For this class, I am going to ask you to make the pattern of this skirt and to industrialise it.
Industrialising means putting all the seams allowances and notches. Don’t forget to add all the information of the pattern (how many times it is cut, what piece it is, your name, date etc.)