Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I am going to teach you how to lower the waist of the skirt with its waistband and we will learn how to make a Spiral Ruffle.
Today’s class starts by lowering the waist of the skirt since most of the skirts that we find in the market today do not reach the anatomical waist.
Then we will draft the curved waistband, also known as an anatomical waistband.
Once the waist is lowered from its original position we cannot do a straight waistband as our bodies have shape and the straight waistband will not sit properly.
Then we will transform the darts, both the front and back. In this class we will pivot the darts to the bottom but, depending on the fabric, you could take the front dart out through the side seam.
Once we have the front and the back we are going to make the spiral ruffle.
Once we have this ruffle, we’re going to gather it to create even more volume, you’ll learn more about adding volume in another class.
As always I am going to give you all the necessary measures to make the sample that you will see in today’s class but you already know that you can change it to your personal taste or that of your client’s taste.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make the same patterns that I’ve done.
You can send me these exercises full size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where your patterns and annotations are clearly visible so that I can give you better feedback.