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Flared Skirt BB

Flared Skirt

An A-line is a slightly flared skirt that gets its name from its A-shaped silhouette. A flare added to the hemline of a skirt makes it stand away from the body at the hem, and is flattering to most figures. The “slash and spread” method of pattern drafting adds shape by cutting and spreading the pattern. This basic version features a left side-seam zipper. ...

Velvet Crush Skirt

Create a pegged silhouette by reducing the circumference at the hemline. This retro style is surprisingly modern when it is made in sophisticated fabrics; it can be a perfect option for day or nighttime looks. Make sure you add a vent (kick pleat) or slit in the back to help you walk in this slim-fitting design. ...

Super Fly Skirt A

Super Fly Skirt

Fly-front zippers may look complicated, but don’t let them intimidate you. They’re actually very simple to sew with just a few extra steps. Drafting a fly front isn’t difficult either, making it possible for you to put together your own unique jeans-style skirt that can be dressed up or down for style and versatility. ...

High Definition Skirt A

High Definition Skirt

Vertical Panels and Godets Godets (triangular-shaped fabric inserts) add a bit of flare to this skirt’s hemline. You can add just one at the center back for walking ease, in place of a vent or slit, or you can insert several along the hemline for extra flare. ...

Straight Skirt A

Straight Skirt

Your basic sloper, without any design changes, is a straight skirt with no flare at the hemline. Since walking in straight skirts can be a little challenging, it’s important to know how to add a simple vent or slit at the center back (or front) of a pencil skirt pattern. You can change the location of the slit or vent, depending on your design. Since you don’t need to alter the fit of the sloper, all of these straight skirts are super-quick choices for custom-fit garments. This basic straight sk...