Skirt with Lowered Waist

Skirt with Lowered Waist This skirt is lowed 2.38-inches (6 cm) from the waist.  When the skirt is lowered like this you may be able to do away with the need for darts. This will depend on the individual figure. With a lowered waist you will need to finish off the waist with either a […]

Dirndle Skirt

Dirndle Skirt You don’t need a block to create the Dirndl skirt as it is just a plain rectangle. The waist and the hem of the dirndl skirt are the same width, and the waist is gathered into a waistband.  This skirt works best with very large rectangles, drafting the total hem/waist to be at […]

Skirt Details

Skirt Details Skirt Details The instructions for each skirt type in this menu is not meant to result in a final pattern; the information is limited to the drafting the skirt itself.  Finishing off the skirt with a waistband or yoke, adding details such as lining, pockets or flounces, are included in this sub-menu.  Eventually […]

Skirt with Knife Pleats

Skirt with Knife Pleats This skirt has 5 knife pleats in the center, with a pleat depth of 1.5-inches.  The pleats are stitched at the top over the stomach, then open below that.  There is still one waist dart in this skirt, and the second dart is incorporated the pleat closest to the side seam. […]

Skirt with Inverted Box Pleat

Skirt with Inverted Box Pleat This is a fairly straight skirt with a inverted box (kick) pleat that allows a little more ‘stride room’ when walking.   The kick pleat can be put in the front or the back, in this case I am putting it in the front. In these instructions I will also add […]