A-Line Skirt Project

The A-line skirt seems like the perfect way to start designing clothes because of its simplicity. The first version only needs five measurements and two pattern pieces. I already made a mini version of the front pattern piece to make sure I understood the directions, and it took me less than 15 minutes.

Here are the steps I’m anticipating for this project:

  1. Design the skirt (select a fabric and decide on length and fullness)
  2. Take measurements
  3. Draw and cut out the pattern
  4. Purchase a trial fabric (a cheaper fabric with a similar weight and drape)
  5. Sew a mock-up version of the skirt (called a muslin)
  6. Make needed adjustments to the muslin and pattern
  7. Purchase the final fabric
  8. Sew the final skirt

I feel confident through step #3. After that, I’m determined to push through the significant learning curve I’m going to hit!

If you’re new to designing and sewing clothes, where’s your learning curve? If you’re experienced, what was the hardest part for you to learn?