Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pattern drafting - A line skirt with front panels

Yay! Another skirt drafted from sketch. I am quite happy with how it turned out. It's a A line yoke skirt with front panelling and some stitching detail. I initially visualized buttons on the front as part of the design of the skirt. I thought the embroidery stitch would be better. Had to try out the some of the stitches from my Janome MC 6600! Glad I did! As for the fabric it is poly cotton, it was quite easy to work with. However, I should have used twill tape on the waist facing. Next time I will for sure!

What do you guys think? 

I seriously need to improve my drawing skills!



( I couldn't take a picture wearing it from the back! Here's a shot with mini me!)

The embroidery stitch

Here is the part I wish I had unpicked and realigned and then fixed the zipper!

Anyway, I am getting the hang of drafting again after a long time. More to come! Now I am off to work on McCall 8524, a pants for DH!

Till next time...

Love Love!


  1. Uma,
    The skirt is cute. Your design sketching is good. We get the general idea of your sewing project. To help with aligning the invisible zipper, marking it wear the yoke should meet on the zipper tape, then baste it in before machine sewing it to the skirt.

  2. Really cute, I insert my invisible zipper same way Cennetta explains it, once you mark and baste first it a lot easier and neat...Great job

  3. I think it's so cool that you can draft your own pattern, and put fabric together to make your own well fitting clothes. Brilliant!

    It's really cute and your drawing isn't bad at all. :D Can't wait to see hubbys pants project.

  4. I think this skirt is really cute. Drafting? Hmmm....maybe someday but not TODAY - lol! I think you did a great job! Keep up the good work!

  5. It looks really good! I love the fabric.

  6. You have already long overcome the hardest part. Not being afraid to go for it! It is a nice skirt and I can tell you are already demanding more from yourself to keep getting better and better at what you do. I think you will do well in the design business.

  7. Cute skirt! You're encouraging me to do some drafting. I love the embroidery stitch coupled with the skirt color and style!

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