SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

PR Weekend Los Angeles

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > changing my 2-dart skirt sloper into flared skirt with pleats

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
changing my 2-dart skirt sloper into flared skirt with pleats
what order to go i go in?
devviePuu
star
devviePuu
Intermediate
Member since 1/11/10
Posts: 92
Send Message

      



Date: 1/25/12 9:27 AM

i'm trying to draft this skirt:



you can see that it has a (very slight) flare and the darts have been converted to pleats, but not all the way around. just where the darts would be.

i have a basic 2-dart skirt sloper. i was planning this:

1 - close the darts to create flair
2 - create a pleat cluster by slashing and spreading, using the closed darts as placement guides

is that the right order? is there a better way?

------
puu
http://puusdooroftime.wordpress.com

GlButterfly

GlButterfly
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 8/28/08
Posts: 3349
Send Message

      



Date: 1/25/12 2:06 PM

That sounds about the way I'd go about it. (unless someone comes along and says something different.)

------
That's Gl = for Gloria, not G. I.

devviePuu
star
devviePuu
Intermediate
Member since 1/11/10
Posts: 92
Send Message

      



In reply to GlButterfly


Date: 1/25/12 4:31 PM

whew. i hope i'm not overthinking it :-)

------
puu
http://puusdooroftime.wordpress.com

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
Advanced
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Send Message

      



In reply to devviePuu


Date: 1/25/12 9:58 PM

Yes to 1 and Yes to 2. Close the dart so it will give you more fabric at the bottom of the skirt; don't just close the dart--it needs to go somewhere. Slash and spread the total amount you want for your pleats. For example, if you want four 2" pleats per skirt piece, slash and spread 8".

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

devviePuu
star
devviePuu
Intermediate
Member since 1/11/10
Posts: 92
Send Message

      



In reply to Miss Fairchild


Date: 1/26/12 1:08 PM

brilliant. t hat is exactly what i went home and did last night, and it worked like a charm. tissue-fitting suggested that i got exactly the look i was going for, but i'm planning a mockup in fabric as well before i cut into anything precious.

still, there's something amazing about moving darts around and getting the look you want!

------
puu
http://puusdooroftime.wordpress.com

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> changing my 2-dart skirt sloper into flared skirt with pleats

Merchants on PR

boutiquefabric.com


High end fashion fabrics
Deals!

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

StyleArc Twiggy Dress

photo
by: Nicola1968

Review
You Sew Girl Evening Bag Pattern

You Sew Girl Evening Bag Pattern

Pattern Details
Favorite Things A Billfold Pattern

Favorite Things A Billfold Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.