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Tips for Fitting a Straight Skirt

Easy adjustments for three body types
Threads #214, Summer 2021
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A straight, or pencil, skirt is a wardrobe staple, thanks to its versatility, timelessness, and—when it fits just right—flattering silhouette. Any figure type can be showcased in a straight skirt, and once you perfect your pattern, you can make one in a couple of hours.

A basic, straight skirt pattern is deceptively simple: just a couple of seams and darts, a zipper, and a waistline treatment. The goal is a smooth fit that skims the body. If the size and shaping aren’t personalized for your curves, however, this chic column can become a mess of drag lines. Overfitting, by leaving out necessary ease, results in a skirt that simply looks too small rather than sleek and sophisticated.

I’ll show you how to measure your body and adjust the skirt pattern for a variety of common fit issues, including full upper hips, a projecting tummy, and curvy thighs.…

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