Last weekend, moving forward on my quest for a closet full of me-made, perfectly fitting skirts and dresses, I began work on my first skirt pattern.
I used this tutorial on BurdaStyle to draft the pattern. First, Mr. HipDroppedStitches helped me take my measurements. Then, I began following the steps to draft the pattern. The directions were very easy to follow, with the exception of one step related to the darts. It reads "Fold your dart in half along the line drawn for the front dart length (L to M) and, using a tracing wheel, score across the waistline over the dart bulk so that it is flush with the waistline. Unfold and draw in the new shaping." I assume this has to do with making sure the waistline is consistent after sewing the darts, but I think it will be anyway. If anyone can shed some light on this, I would be ever so grateful. In the meantime, I am proceeding.
Using my newly drafted pattern, I cut the front and back pieces out of some thrifted pinstripe fabric. This fabric was very inexpensive, so I do not mind using it as a muslin. If it fits, it'll be a wearable muslin!
Next, I will sew the darts, and then the front and back pieces together. I will see how that fits before drafting the waistband. I am excited about the prospect of having a skirt pattern that fits perfectly, with which I can create a variety of skirts!