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Sunday, 18 November 2012
When you start building your own clothing line the first steps are the hardest therefore should be the safest. Before getting to the more sophisticated dresses, pants and coats one should really understand the entire process of how the item has been designed, cut, sown, how it is supposed to move and embrace the one wearing it.
Getting to the subject, as far as the understanding of the pattern and the right steps in the process are concerned, the easiest piece is the simple straight skirt. This skirt is like the the great grandmother of all other skirts in the family! Office like, simple (I was tempted to say ugly, but it sounds rude) but very technical.
Dirndl, pencil, godet, kilt(for ladies, maybe I shall talk about the Scottish ones in another post), panelled, ra-ra, peg-top etc. they have all been built using as a base the poor old straight skirt. Below is an example of each type of skirt.
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As I continued my quest in the "skirtsland" the next step was to try and create a different type, already mentioned in my previous post. Suitable for different venues and occasions the dirndl skirt gave lots of satisfaction and if there were one word to define it that would be EASY!.......to wear and create :) nothing dirty about it! Below is the result.
In case you are curious about how it's done, the fabric I used and tips and tricks I am right here to help! Just shout! :)