Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make the yoke on the skirt and I’m also going to show you another way to add flare.
The yoke is a piece that is usually found at the top of the garment, it can be found in many types of clothing and is usually used for fitting porpuses or just for decoration.
The skirt that we are going to make today uses the yoke to fit the top of the skirt.
Thanks to the yoke we will be able to transform the darts of the skirt block and turn them into seams.
Today I have decided that our yoke would have a pointed design but you can change its shape without any problem.
Then we will go on to make slash and spread lines (Cut and open lines) that we will use to add volume to the skirt and create the fullness that you can see in the sample.
We’ll learn more about slash and spread lines in the adding volume class, but this class is a great exercise to get you started on this topic.
As you will see in today’s class, the amount of volume we need to add to these lines changes depending on the final fabric we are going to use.
So that you can understand this in a much easier way, I am going to show you 2 different fabrics and how they react.
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 liking or that of your client.
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 in real size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where your patterns and annotations are clearly visible so that I can send you better comments.