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Making a super high waist skirt
How to raise the waistline but shape too
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Date: 4/8/13 4:56 AM

Hi,

I want to make a really high waisted pencil skirt with a waistline like this but don't know how to adapt a standard pencil skirt pattern to get the fit.

If anyone knows of a pattern with a very high waist that goes up to a 22-24, I'd be happy to just buy it. Otherwise, how can I alter a pattern?

Thanks

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Date: 4/8/13 12:33 PM

When you previewed the link, did you get to the page? I didn't and I think it's because you have two "https" there.

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Date: 4/8/13 12:54 PM

McCall's 5590
http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/17973

Burda Downloadable 04/2012 #118

If you Google "how to draft a pattern for high-waisted pencil skirt" you will get a few hits.

Cute skirt. I wish you success.

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Date: 4/8/13 7:11 PM

I just watched an episode of Its Sew Easy where they demonstrated use of boning to support the high waist .... you might want to check it out on their website.

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Date: 4/8/13 11:28 PM

The pencil skirt in Gertie's book is high-waisted, and I believe she includes instructions for adding boning.

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