Have you ever wanted to know how to cut six pieces skirt? In this tutorial, we have the simple steps on how to cut your six pieces skirt. You can also apply these principles to other pieces skirt like 4 pieces skirt.
What you will need to cut six pieces skirt?
First, you have to prepare your cutting and sewing tools. To cut a six pieces skirt, you will need the following:
- Minimum 3-4 yards of Fabric
- Measuring Tape
- A pair of Scissors
- Pencil or Chalk
How to Cut Six Pieces Skirt
Step 1. Take the basic measurement
The basic measurement areas for six pieces skirt are :
- The length of the waist to the knee (Half length)
- The length of the waist to the Knee (Full length)
To know how to cut 6 pieces skirt, you should understand how creating a circular lower zone in the skirt and forming folds. The folds in the skirt are the reason you would need a lot of fabric.
In order to understand this six pieces skirt cutting tutorial more, we will us the following the measurement:
- 37 inches for the Waist
- 44 inches for the Hip
- The length of the waist to the knee is 18 inches
- The length of the waist to the Knee is 43 inches
- The Total Yard (or Circumference) is 4 yards, we will multiply 4 yards by 36 to get 144 inches. This is because 1 yard makes 36 inches, so 4 yards = 4 × 36 =144 inches
Six piece skirt would have seven 7 different pieces because the center back will be cut into two for the zip. In a six piece skirt that would have the zip at the center back the cuts would be seven not six just to accommodate the zip at the center back and at the end the skirt is still called a six piece skirt
But a six piece skirt that would have the zip at the side would have just six cuts without extrals
Step 2: Calculate the division for each piece
The next step for cutting 6 pieces skirt is dividing the fabric for the skirt into 6 pieces. This process is applicable to 4 pieces skirt and other pieces skirt; in 6 pieces skirt, we will divide by 6 while in 4 pieces skirt we will divide by 4.
The division is quite simple. First, focus on the circular values, which are the circumference, waist and hip. Then we will deal with the length measurement later.
- Divide the total yard which is large 144 circle by 6 and get 24 (144÷6= 24)
- Next, divide the waist 37 by 6 and get 6.1 (37÷6 =6.1)
- Also, divide the hips 44 by 6 and get 7.3 (44÷6 = 7.3)
This means for each of our 6 panels we would have a circumference of 24 inches, waist measurement of 6.1 inches and Hip measurement of 7.3 inches. Next we will add our seam allowance.
Step 3: Add up your seam allowance to your waist and hip measurement
- Add a seam allowance of 1.5 inches to our waist measurement of 6.1 to get 7.6 inches (6.1 + 1.5 = 7.6)
- Also Add a seam a seam allowance of 1.5 inches to our hip measurement of 7.3 to get 8.8 inches (7.3+1.5= 8.8 inches)
There is a simple rule here. The biggest part of the measurement is the most important out of all, it’s because out of the biggest measurement you can get the smaller ones
Here the biggest part is the 24 (from our circumference division), from each panel of 24, I will get
the waist measurement of 7.6 and the hip measurement of 8.8.
Step 4: Mark out each panels for cutting
Remember we will be cutting out our skirt into 6 panels. The method will be using to cut, we will have two block, the front block, which will be the front part of the skirt and then the back block which will be the back part of the skirt.
For the front block, we will have 3 panels out of the 6 panels and and for the back block, we have the other 3 panels but the middle panel at the back will be divided into two for the zip.
I will show how to mark out the part for one panel which will then be repeated for each of the six panels.
- Cut out your first panel from the cloth using our circumference division by 6 which is 24 inches by our full length (45 inches).
- On that panel, identify where the waist, hip and half length would be and mark it. From our division and seam allowance our waist is 7.6, hip is 8.8 (approximately 9) and half length is 18
- On the half length line (at 18 inches from the top of the cloth), identify the center. Ensure you are at the center.
- Now out of the 24 for the circumference, I am going to mark out 9 inches at the center of the 24 (circumference), which is 4.5 inches each on both sides. This process will be done at the knee
- Next I link them together knee and waist
- Next we link the knee to the base of the circumference . (9 inch from the center knee to the 24 in at the base).
Remember, the sixth panel for the zip like I said b4 is cut into 2 so u must add at least 1 inch seam on both sides for joining the zip back. This raps up the cutting process of the skirt.
Next is to start sewing.
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