Here is a basic skirt pattern that you can use as a template for modification when developing your own stylized sewing patterns!
This basic one-darted skirt is a great fit and starting point for any skirt design, and can even be adjusted for knit fabrics. To easily create dresses you can also purchase the Basic Bodice and Sleeve Sloper which sews perfectly to this skirt.
New to drafting and pattern modification? No problem, BurdaStyle has fabulous resources when working with flat patterns.
These Web Seminars are also very extensive and provide excellent instruction when working with flat pattern making:
-How to Modify Pattern Styles
-Pattern Drafting: Bodice and Skirt
-How to Transfer Style Lines from your Fashion Sketch to your Pattern
For tips on designing patterns you can also check out this informative Fashion Principles: How to Design an Aesthetically Pleasing Garment.
If you want to learn more about perfecting the fit of your sloper to your body measurements then be sure to check out our Pattern Grading Web Seminar where you will learn how to compare measurements on your body with those of the pattern and make the necessary alterations BEFORE sewing the first sample.
Muslin (for the fit sample):
width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 1 – 1 – 1.25 – 1.25 – 1.25 m
(1 1/4 – 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 yds).
This pattern doesn't include seam allowance
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