Half Circle SkirtNo Blocks are needed to draft the circle skirts, you only need your waist measurement, including ease.
Example: OutcomeFigure A shows the end shape of garment in purple, like a circle with a quarter wedge removed. The white shows the final pattern piece, which is a quarter of the yellow shape.
Instructions: Drafting 1/2 Circle Skirt – Figure 1
- Draw a horizontal line from A to B1: the length of this line is your waist measurement (including 1 inch ease), divided by 3.14*
- Measure from B1 to C1, your desired skirt length
- Measure the same distances vertically down from A, to B2 and C2 making sure that the vertical line is at right angles to the horizontal.
Instructions: Drafting 1/2 Circle Skirt – Figure 2We want to draw a line at 45 degrees to the A~C lines:
- Square down and across from points B1 & B2 to make a perfect square: A, B1 and B2 are three points of the square.
- Mark the fourth point of the square D.
- Draw a line from A and through D. Make this line the same length as the length A~C1 & A~C2. Mark the end point C3.
- Measure along the A~C3 line, and mark B3, which is the same distance as A~B1 & A~B2.
Instructions: Drafting 1/2 Circle Skirt – Figure 3
- Draw a semi-circle shape from B3 to B2.
- Draw a semi-circle shape from C2 to C2.
- Measure the A to C distance with a tape measure, then swing the tape measure around (pinned at A) and mark that measurement at various points. Blend with a curved ruler.
- Repeat to create the waist curve. (Measure from A to B3, then swing the tape measure around….)
Instructions: Drafting 1/2 Circle Skirt – Figure 4
- This is the final (working) pattern piece (i.e. seam allowance, cutting instructions still need to be added, etc).
- You could cut 4, or cut two on fold.