DCM Masterclass Straight Skirt - Draping
Week 10: Project Week & Refining

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In this lesson, I teach how to drape a basic straight skirt on a dress form, incorporating darts to achieve the desired fit.

Lesson Steps:

  • Prepare muslin pieces for the front and back skirt panels based on hip measurements
  • Pin the front muslin panel to the dress form, aligning with center front and hip line
  • Mark the princess line and divide the excess fabric into two darts
  • Pin and mark the first and second darts on the front panel
  • Repeat the process for the back panel, marking the princess line and dividing excess into two darts
  • Trim excess fabric along the side seams, leaving enough ease
  • Mark the waistline, hip line, and hem line on both front and back panels
  • Adjust the side seams, allowing for appropriate ease at the waist and hips
  • Optional: Mark lines to create an A-line or tapered skirt shape from the hip line down