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Sophie's Winter Skirt

Added Sep 22, 2007

by britlitgal

Youngstown, Ohio...






I made this A-line skirt for my 8 year old daughter using a pattern drafting book. It was tailored right from the start to her specific measurements. The pockets are made from a complimentary flannel pattern (and they aren’t really that small, it was just a bad camera angle!). It pulls on with an elastic waistline.

Material Notes

cotton flannel, elastic




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    Sep 23, 2007, 01.55 AMby lilo

    Thanks, your daughter is sweet in her skirt, good fit!

    I understood you used a book. I meant I would like to see the steps for drafting such a skirt (like measure the waist, hips, length; add x cm for ease; draw a trapezoidal shape with height x and base length y…). I’m just cheap you see, want the tips for free ;)

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    Sep 22, 2007, 06.38 AMby britlitgal

    Actually, the pattern drafting book I used was Sew What! Skirts. It gives you instructions on how to draft a pattern for an A-line or straight skirt, then lets you choose length and add options like side or back zip, elastic waist, slits, tiers, etc. It’s a fantastic book! As much as I love working with preprinted patterns, sometimes it’s a breath of fresh air to use something that you know is going to fit perfectly the first time. I will take a picture of Sophie wearing the skirt today and post it!

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    Sep 22, 2007, 12.41 AMby lilo

    Sweet! can we see it on her?

    I’m also interested in tailoring patterns (will try it out some day when I dare), could you post a how-to on how you made this pattern?

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