Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sewing Bee | A-Line Skirt Tutorial

Rebecca over at Country Mouse Musings invited me to join her weekly blog linkup, Sewing Bee. I was really excited to join in the fun! Since the weather is awful, I won't share my latest sewing project. Instead, I'll share an old video tutorial I did back in early 2011. 

How to Draft an A-Line Skirt Pattern (size 8) from Bramblewood Fashion on Vimeo.

This is the skirt we are making: etsy.com/listing/50552230/susan-a-line-skirt-size-2-4

Math for Skirt Pattern- 

(Size 8)
Waist: 27"
Hips 37 1/2"

Waist 27" + 2" SA + 2" ease = 31 ÷ 4 = 7.75 (7 3/4") A
Hips 37 1/2 + 2" SA + 4" ease = 43.5 ÷ 4 = 10.875 (10 7/8") B
Waist to hips 9" + 1" SA at waist = 10" C
Desired Length 30" + 1" hem + 1 SA at waist = 32" D

SA = Seam Allowance

If you are wondering, this is the basic idea that I use for all skirts I draft myself. Like you can use the top part of this pattern to make yoked skirts. But, I'll share more how to do that another day.



  1. Thanks for sharing a post on the Sewing Bee! This type of post is just what I had in mind.
    Thanks again,

  2. Hi, I have a question about the material for an a-line skirt. Would you be able to use flannel with it, or is that not recommended?

  3. Now I know the secret, thanks for sharing your idea I really enjoy watching your tutorial.

    Christina @ Mens Watch

  4. @Anonymous If you want, you can use flannel. I've used flannel for a pencil skirt and it turned out fine. :)


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