For this week you are to draft a mermaid skirt using the traditional method of pattern drafting. The biggest difference being that the front will have a small dart drafted in of 2 cm deep (1 cm on either side of the fold line) by 10 cm long, you will also add a 2 cm dart allowance to the front. You are to create a master back and a master front and then trace the pattern pieces, label, mark the notches and grainlines as well.
In addition to this you were shown how to draft a gored skirt using one pattern piece only, if you got this done in class that's great! If not you are to create this pattern piece for an A-line gored skirt as shown in your book. For this purpose it will be a 6-gored skirt. To see the difference between the traditional mermaid skirt draft and the one piece mermaid draft you are to create a mermaid gore following the book as well.
This is a great way to compare drafting methods to see which you prefer. For next week we will be drafting the circle skirts and volants. This is always a fun class so please bring in some inexpensive fabric to cut a semi-circle skirt as well as some spiral volants.
Have a great week!
PS for anyone who is taking the skirts sewing class on Saturday Feb. 28 please be aware that the cafeteria as well as all the food outlets are closed due to the end of reading week. Please bring a packed lunch. thanks