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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

More than a classic straight skirt - free sewing pattern

A straight skirt is just so easy and simple to pair with, it makes you look both neat and never out of style. In fact, straight skirt is the type of bottoms give your legs a bit more length. With just basic sewing skill, drafting a pattern for your own size is not such a task, a classic one is easy peasy anyway. 

straight skirt

Your favourite fabric for a skirt 
Sewing needle
Sewing thread
Sewing machine
Measuring tape & ruler
Tailor's chalk

Here's the font side: a common straight skirt length would reach or cover your knees. There are several ways to draft a pleat, I sketched a 3 cm in width and 15 cm in length.

For the back side, you'll have to cut 2 pieces. Add 2 cm for a zipper. After all, remember to add seam allowance before you cut out xD

Sewing order: cut braces for both front and back waist lines, add zipper at the back side ( around 20 cm ), sew side lines together, add braces to waist lines ( 2 cm ), sew hemlines. Finish it!

Optional: I did a bit cheong sam style by leaving the opened sidelines ( 20 cm )

straight skirt

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