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Simplicity 7097

I drafted my skirt sloper and I used simplicity 7097 as my skirt pattern. I used my sloper to check the pattern and brought it in line with my sloper. The darts on the pattern were left intact and I transferred the position of the dart unto my sloper. I made two skirts from this basic pattern.

Here is a photo of my basic skirt sloper

I have 2 more skirts to sew to complete the first phase of my swap. Although I think i am going to do 6 skirts . Anyway I decided to sew Simplicity 7097 view D and E. This pattern has been in my collection for a couple of years.

For view D I used my basic skirt pattern and trace the curve line off the simplicity pattern. Done

View E was a little more work. Again I used my sloper to make needed adjustments on the paper pattern. Here are photos

This photo shows the back pattern as one large piece

This view has a side zipper. I prefer the zipper in the center back. I am using my sloper to find the center back, correct the fit and adjust the placement of the zipper. This is the right back

This is the left back view. The same correction and adjustments are being done on the left back.
This skirt has an asymmetrical hem. The red line on the pattern is the center back line I drew to separate the pattern.

This is the finished pattern. The back skirt has a right and left side. The seam is down the center back, and this is where i will insert the zipper. The hem is asymmetrical

This is the end result of the front skirt. There was not much to do here. I only adjusted the placement of the dart on the pattern. My patterns were cut out on poster board, this make it easy to use chalk and trace it on the fabric then add seam allowances. I am planning to hand baste the sewing line, sea allowance and darts. I saw the technique on sewing divas blog. Next post will be pictures of the skirts.


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