The information given on the sub-menu pages, like all the Garment Elements, covers the basic theory. These skirts can be made by themselves or as part of a dress.
The application of the theory can be found in the Pattern pages, where I walk through the whole process of creating a full pattern. However at this time there are no Skirts Patterns in the Patterns menu, only dresses and tops.
Skirts can be made starting with the basic 2-dart block, a 1-dart block, or just from scratch (no block). The type of skirt determines which block is used:
- Skirts like the full-circle skirt, three-quarter skirt and the dirndl skirt are made from scratch (rather than a block).
- Flared skirts are made from either the 1-dart or the 2-dart block; which one you use will depend on the style (Using one instead of the other will just save moving the darts).
- The Slinky skirt which hugs the hips is usually made from the 1-dart skirt block which is constructed for that purposes; i.e. it is marked with different pivot points to determine how far down the the skirt the flare starts.
I am currently working on the instructions for some further Skirts and Skirt Details. The following pages will be added to the Skirt Menu in June 2019:
- Gored Skirts:
- 4 Gore
- 6 Gore
- 8 Gore
- 12 Gore
- Other Skirts
- Skirt with Yoke
- Wrap Skirt
- Skirt Details
- Skirt Pocket
- Skirt flounce
- Skirt lining