A-Line Skirt Pattern Making Tutorial
A-line skirt: the basics of cutting and sewing
A-line skirt is an A-line model that fits snugly at the waist, but gradually widens towards the bottom. Fashionistas of the 60s of the last century dreamed of a wardrobe item of this cut, and even today this model does not give up its positions, taking pride of place in the closet of most modern women. A laconic product that does not tolerate any additional details will be appropriate both at a party and at a business meeting.
How make a pattern
A trapezoid skirt pattern should be started with a pattern for the base of a straight skirt. If one is already available, expanding it to the bottom will not be difficult. A product cut along the side has one indisputable advantage - it sits better on the figure, creating a streamlined silhouette. A girl with any parameters can afford to wear it, and any length can be made, from mini to maxi.
So, in order to make a trapezoid skirt with your own hands, you need to expand the pattern of a straight product built on your own figure, closing the darts at the waist. To do this, cut the drawing from the tops of the darts to the bottom and close them.
The expansion along the bottom needs to be made the same, while the dart at the back may not close completely. When sewing, two small darts in the back will need to be stitched. Smoothly connecting two points at the bottom with chalk or pencil, get two almost identical details.
How to cut an A-line skirt? To cut this piece of women's wardrobe in a bias, you will need unfolded patterns, as it is planned to lay them on the fabric in one layer.
Experienced seamstresses can do without a whole pattern made of paper, since they are unlikely to make mistakes when drawing halved patterns immediately on the fabric. The pattern of a trapezoid skirt for beginners can be tricky, so it's better for these girls to spare no paper.
At this stage, the seamstress has already acquired a back and front piece of the pattern, each of which has a length of 60 cm. Such a drawing allows you to make both a pattern of a long trapezoid skirt to the floor, and a short one - mini. It is enough to build a new bottom line. If you plan to sew a thing to the floor, then the drawing needs to be lengthened. Extend the lateral lines down a straight line by the required amount.
Stages of the fabric nesting process
The last squeak of today's fashion is a floor-length skirt. A girl who has tried on such an image adds a touch of intrigue and romance to her outfit. It's no secret that what is hidden from prying eyes worries men of greaterabout what's on display. For such a captivating trapeze skirt to appear in your own wardrobe, you need a fabric 150 cm wide or any required width to be laid out in one layer, face down.
After drawing a diagonal at an angle of 45⁰, draw the center line of the pattern. If you plan to use a drawing in half size, then you need to attach it to the diagonal in turn, first on the left, then on the right.
Here on the fabric you can also lengthen the product, but do not rush to cut it until all the details are built.
Similarly, build the second piece of this wardrobe item. Do not forget about the seam allowances, and before cutting, make sure that the front and back parts have the same length in the area of the side cuts.
Fabric consumption may increase if:
- if the fabric has a smaller width;
- if the future A-line skirt is planned to be more flared. In this example, each part has a bottom width of 80 cm;
- if the girl has hips exceeding 100 cm;
- if you plan to sew this piece of clothing even longer;
- if the fabric is cut into a cage. In this case, you need to adjust the picture.
A-line skirt cannot do without a belt. If you plan to make a stitched belt, then you need to cut out a strip of fabric, the length of which should be equal to the waist circumference plus 4 cm for the fastener and seams. You can simply weld the top cut. To do this, in the drawing, you need to put aside 3-4 cm from the waist line, cut off, connect the darts and that's all, the seamstress will have a seam pattern in his hands. It is enough to transfer it to the fabric, set seam allowances and cut out.
Final stage of work
How to sew an A-line skirt? The most important thing is to check the length of the stitched sections before cutting. To prevent unnecessary sewing, fold the two pieces together, grab them by the top edge and allow them to hang freely. Without changing position, fasten with needles in three or four places. After that, the product can be laid on the table, swept or sewn immediately.
An excellent guideline for sewing seams is a checkered pattern, of course, provided that it was chosen correctly. It is enough to connect the sections exactly according to the picture and no distortions after that are terrible.
Like any other similar wardrobe item, a trapeze skirt requires gluing a belt with a special base. An obliquely cut product will look better if you make a wide hemming by hand from below and make blind seam .
Sewing a fashionable skirt is not at all difficult if you understand all the intricacies and be extremely careful. Fashionable wardrobe and successful tailoring!