Once the pattern is printed, it needs to be cut in a required size. If your measurements fit perfectly into a single size, you can consider yourself extremely lucky! However, if you have hips and waist measurements in different sizes, than you should alter the pattern before cutting your fabric. The alteration itself isn't a very complicated one.
In my example, the hips will be size 38 and the waist size 34.
First I'll show you the correction of the back panels.
Lay the back waist yoke above the back skirt panels, so that the side seams make a smooth line, and the bottom of the yoke is next to the top of the skirt panel. Fix the panels with an adhesive tape so that they cannot move around.
Find a spot on your thighs where you're the widest and mark the spot on the pattern. Draw a smooth curve on the pattern, that connects the marked point with the waist line, ending the point in the size 34.
Repeat the process on the back lining panel.
The same procedure should be done on the front skirt panels. In this case, the alteration will affect the pocket panel as well, so lay the pocket piece over the front skirt panel, so that the side and top edges of the panels align. Add the front waist yoke panel above the skirt panel and fix them in place.
Again, draw a smooth curve that connects the size 38 at hips with the size 34 at the waistline.
Transfer the alteration from the pocket pattern to the pocket lining panel.
And finally, repeat the procedure on the front lining panel..
Cut the pattern panels according to the corrections you've just made.
Zlata Sewalong - the posts
Tomorrow we'll make a pattern alterations for a protruding rear that shifts the skirt up.
- #1 Fabric recommendations
- #2 Print the pattern
- #3 Fitting alterations - grading the pattern
- #4 Fitting alterations for protruding rear
- #5 Cut the fabric
- #6 Sew the belt loops
- #7 Pleat the skirt
- #8 Sew the pockets
- #9 Assemble the skirt
- #10 Sew an invisible zipper
- #11 Sew a lapped zipper
- #12 Assemble the lining
- #13 Sew the button closure
- #14 Hem the skirt, method 1
- #15 Hem the skirt, method 2
- #16 Hem the skirt, method 3
- #17 Pattern alterations for various styles
How to buy the pattern
Zlata skirt pattern costs $11.98,and it can be bought via my Etsy shop.
I use 2Checkout as a payment collector - it is an equivalent to PayPal - which accepts the following payment methods:
* PayPal via 2checkout (www.2co.com)
* Credit / Debit cards via 2checkout : Visa, Dina Card, Master Card, American Express, Discover
PayPal doesn't support selling option for my country yet, so I use 2Checkout payment collector instead.
When making a purchase order, select "Other" in the payment options. I have to manually issue an invoice for you, via 2Checkout system. The invoice contains a link where you can complete the purchase - it's a page on 2Checkout's website. Once you fill in your billing information, you can chose to pay either by using PayPal account or your credit card. You don't have to register to 2checkout and you won't be charged any additional fees. It's simple, fast and secure. Once the payment is completed, I will enable the pattern download on my Etsy store. I monitor the state of my Etsy store several times a day, and I get instant emails whenever any change is made, so the purchase is usually completed within the same day. Sometimes, due to my daily duties and a time zone differences, it takes more than a day to complete the purchase.
For any additional information about the pattern or the purchase, feel free to email me at: anajan.stepalica [at] gmail [dot] com.
- Zlata skirt Pattern #1401
- Zlata skirt pattern - view A
- Zlata skirt pattern - view B
- Zlata skirt pattern - view C
- Zlata skirt pattern - the lining pattern
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 1
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 2
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 3
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 4