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New Wave Skirt A

New Wave Skirt

Darts don’t have to be simple — transform them into a stylish design element. For the skirt shown here, I topstitched four asymmetrical darts with contrasting thread. However, you can sew them from the inside to hide the stitches. This technique creates asymmetrical darts that curve across the skirt front, from side seam to side seam. To duplicate the look, you need to start with a complete skirt front pattern and then slash and spread it. ...

Great Scot Skirt

A knife-pleated skirt hangs straight off the hips, and has a pencil shape when stationary. However once you move, the pleats flare at the hem to allow for a comfortable (and a totally cute) silhouette. These knife pleats are pressed in one direction and are very similar to the tucks featured in the Quick Draw Skirt. However, unlike tucks, they are not stitched down the entire length of the skirt. ...

Twiggy Skirt A

Twiggy Skirt

A front-button front skirt design is a great way to showcase your favorite buttons. This project will teach you how to extend the pattern to accommodate any button size. The skirt shown is made of sports-weight cotton twill, but it would also look great dressed up in a fancier fabric like tweed or washed silk. ...

Strong Suit Skirt A

Strong Suit Skirt

For the skirt shown, I drafted two front pieces that mirror each other. If you would like them to be different, simply draft each front piece separately; just make sure the front matches up to the back at the sides so they join correctly. ...