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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 13 Draw in your back side seam and add notches, awl punch, grainline, cutting instructions, and seam and hem allowance

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Connect points M, H, J, and D in a fairly straight shape to create your back side seam. If necessary, smooth the pattern at the high and low hip points, but do not shave off more than 1/16 inch.

Notch marks should be 1/4 inch long with a 1/8 inch bar across the top. For the back sloper, notch the following: the low hip at the side and the low hip at center back and 1/4 inch above this mark. Center back always gets two notches.

Notch all dart legs and awl punch 1/2 inch above the apex of the dart. Draw in your length grainline and write in your cutting instructions. For the back sloper, write in “Cut 2 – self.”

Add 1/2 inch seam allowance for cutting and a 1 1/2 inch hem allowance.

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