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Subject: To answer your question, there is no 'magic number" as to the shape and angle of the skirt; it all depends of the style of the skirt and the look you are going for, and it is figured out through trial and error for those who are new to dressmaking.


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 21, 05:41:50am
In reply to: cindy 's message, "How to get the flare of an irish dress skirt correct" on Wednesday, March 20, 06:15:14pm

Flaring at the waist is far to high for today's style, depending upon your dancer's figure the skirt/bodice seam could fall anywhere around the hip. What is important to keep in mind is the fold the body makes as the leg is lifted so that the skirt does not hinder movement. The side pleats of the skirt to be offset to the front significantly if you are using a single underpanel. Skirt construction is why we ID dressmakers are a set unto ourselves; it takes rounds of practice and a lot of material to find the skirt construction that works for you. It can be done by a newbie to the ID world, I was able to sell my first dress at cost and the skirt was OK, but make sure lots of extra time is set aside for a few attempts..

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I think the most helpful thing for your dressmaker would be to look at another ID dress (that you like the skirt and angle) and use it as an example. (NT)or try a paper pattern for the angle..Thursday, March 21, 07:35:17am

    you need stabilizer to be the base (form the angle) (NT)bgThursday, March 21, 07:36:46am


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