I just finished my skirt from Cal Patch's A-line skirt sew-along. I know what you're thinking...another A-line! I really like the simple style and it suits vintage fabrics really well. I'm so pleased to have a pattern that fits me perfectly that I'll use again and again. Even with a drafting background from landscape design I find pattern making challenging. I can picture what a tree or plant will look like in the landscape when I see it on paper, but body contours are completely different to draw up. Cal was so patient in class and explained every step and why lines and shapes that looked counter-intuitive would work when the fabric was cut and sewn. I liked her explantion of darts 'They're cones for boobs and butts'!
Here I am above drafting the pattern in Cal Patch's Design Your Own Clothes workshop at the Makerie. Photo credit above Linda Winski.
The completed pattern... ready to cut out the muslin. The muslin fit perfectly, no adjustments needed.