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How to Make a Basic Skirt

Added Dec 31, 2010

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Step 10 Determine your back dart distance

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To determine your back dart distance from center back to the first dart leg, divide your back waist measurement (6 7/8 inches) in half, resulting in 3 7/16 inches. Starting from center back at E, measure over the amount of your back dart distance and mark K. If this calculation does not divide evenly to the nearest 1/8 inch, distribute the smaller quotient toward the center back and the larger quotient toward the side.

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    Feb 8, 2016, 01.51 PMby JoanMott

    I don’t understand the back waist measurement that is mentioned. Do you get this by subtracting the waist measurement in the front which includes ease from the total waist measurement that includes 1.5 inches ease than dividing this in half?

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