Added Dec 31, 2010
by Jamie Lau
Brooklyn, New Yo...
This tutorial walks you through how to draft a basic one-dart skirt sloper. This exercise can lead to other designs and variations including an A-line flare, inverted box pleats, and side drapes. For this project, I also added a straight waistband to the skirt, modeled here with my favorite vintage Bernhard Altmann cashmere top and Ferragamo kitten heels. This project was sewn in a Liberty of London floral cotton print and lined with a copper silk charmeuse. Photos were taken in the stacks of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, a Beaux-Arts landmark building.
Pattern paper, Mechanical pencil, Eraser, Transparent ruler, Drafting curve, Awl, Notcher, Tracing paper, Tracing wheel, 1 yard of self fabric (cotton), 1 yard of lining fabric (silk charmeuse), 1/8 yard fusible interfacing, 1 7-inch invisible zipper, 1 sew-on snap, thread. (Please note that yardage will vary depending on your own personal measurements and fabric width.)
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