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Tutorial and free pdf sewing pattern for beginners for a slit skirt

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Tutorial and free pdf sewing pattern for beginners for a slit skirt





  • 1 m of stretch knit fabric such as Bon Bon or cotton knit
  • 1m knitted elastic 2.5cm wide
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine (overlocker, serger)
  • Scissors
  • Tailors chalk
  • Sticky tape for constructing the pattern


  • Sew the back and front right sides together at side seams
  • Overlock hem and around slit
  • Sew elastic to the top edge of skirt at the side seam
  • Wrap elastic around the top edge and pin in quarters (see picture)
  • Overlock elastic to top of skirt waist~ Hem the elastic, base and slit using a twin needle for stretch fabric (use ball point needles)
  • Steam press

Introduction to drafting a straight skirt

Introduction to drafting a straight skirt

Welcome to our comprehensive lesson on creating a custom-measured pattern for a straight shirt! If you've ever found yourself frustrated by the limitations of store-bought patterns or struggling to achieve the perfect fit, you're in the right place. In this lesson, we'll delve into the art and science of pattern construction, empowering you to design and sew a skirt that fits you like a glove. Whether you're a seasoned sewing enthusiast or a beginner eager to learn, understanding how to create a custom pattern is a valuable skill that can elevate your sewing projects to new heights. A well-fitting shirt not only enhances your appearance but also boosts your confidence and comfort. By the end of this lesson, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and techniques to take precise measurements, translate those measurements into a pattern, and tailor it to your unique body shape. We'll explore the fundamental concepts of pattern drafting, discussing the essential tools you'll need, from measuring tapes to rulers, and the importance of accurate measurements in achieving a flawless fit. You'll discover how to take various body measurements correctly, ensuring that your custom pattern captures your individual contours and proportions. With a solid foundation in measuring techniques, we'll then guide you through the step-by-step process of transferring those measurements onto paper, creating the key pattern pieces that make up a shirt, such as the front and back bodice, sleeves, and collar. We'll cover the intricacies of grain lines, seam allowances, and ease, helping you understand how to manipulate the pattern to achieve different styles and levels of comfort. Throughout this lesson, we'll provide helpful tips and tricks garnered from experienced pattern makers and tailors. By the end, you'll not only possess a meticulously constructed custom shirt pattern but also gain a deeper understanding of the principles behind pattern drafting. This knowledge will enable you to adapt and innovate in your future sewing endeavors, making your creations truly unique and perfectly tailored to you. So, whether you're envisioning a crisp button-down shirt for a formal occasion or a casual everyday tee, this lesson will empower you to transform your fabric into a garment that reflects your personal style and fits you flawlessly. Let's embark on this creative journey of pattern construction and sewing mastery together!

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