Add Flare to a Skirt: Download Full- and Half-Scale Patterns
Adjust a Skirt’s Flare by Downloading these Half- and Full-scale Patterns
In Threads #189, Feb./March 2017, author Ann Grose (DesignerStitch.com) demonstrates the patternwork required to transform a basic straight skirt into one with varied amounts of flare. Follow her instructions to make a classic A-line style or a skirt with a wide hem flounce.
But if you want to give your creativity a workout, experiment with her techniques to make the skirt of your dreams. To make this possible, Ann has provided a pair of basic, darted straight skirt patterns, one at half scale, and one at full scale. Download them and play around to see how you can transform them into new silhouettes.
The half-scale pattern is useful for testing your ideas; once you’ve perfected a design with the small pattern, try it on the full-size one. We’d love to see your results, so head to Reader’s Closet and post photos, and let us know how you created your pattern.
Increase the hem circumference by two to get a gentle flare.Triple the hem circumference for a stylish flounce.By quadrupling the hem circumference, you can create a skirt with lots of volume and movement.