As I think I mentioned some time ago, I am taking sewing lessons again. It’s a course where the participants work on skills of their own preference. For me that is solving fitting issues and pattern drafting. Not that I think I don’t have anything to learn on sewing anymore, far from that. But it’s only 10 lessons of 2 hours, and I learn techniques pretty easily when following a description in a book/magazine/on the internet. So I’ve been working on skirt patterns to start with. I’ve done some pattern drafting in a distant past, so it’s not completely new to me.
I’m trying to make a pattern for this Marfy skirt (from a previous catalogue, not the new one).
It looks not too complicated, but gives somes headaches in the way the top part is constructed. Is it one pattern piece with the skirt and a waistband sewn on top? If it is then how is the pocket part constructed? Is there a seam? Or is the part above the waistband a separate part resulting in a lot of seam allowances in the waistband area?
I’m not asking to have answers on this, these are just the questions that arise when closely observing the drawing. And as there are no line drawings with Marfy, this is up to me to figure out. And it sure was good to be able to discuss these points with the teacher. I’ll be drawing a 1/2 scale pattern piece and try to construct it. When I succeed in solving this, I plan to sew this skirt for myself.