Skirts and Dresses may be the backbone of your wardrobe. A dress is so easy to pop on in the morning, and a skirt is versatile - you can dress it up or down, and wear it with many different blouses and tops for many different looks.
Nothing beats a basic sheath for style - and it really shows off a great figure!
The sheath is so easy do draft - it's really just your basic dress block! - but I've added a high waist and color contrast for interest.
But you can also make it in a simple, solid color for your go-to dress - one you can accessorize in so many ways for so many looks!
A pleated skirt is classic, and can be done in a variety of ways, too.
I've chosen to use a flat front for a sleeker look, but the pleats can run all the way around the waist if you prefer.
Pleats can be wide and deep, or very narrow. A multitude of skinny pleats in a shiny fabric is very dressy - it's anything but "schoolgirl"!
The circle skirt is a simple, very full skirt. It can be soft and fluid, or, worn with a crinoline, a very 50's Dior-style skirt!
This one requires some math to draft, but don't worry - we'll walk you through it.
The drop waist dress is flattering on almost every figure. It makes you look long and lean - and who doesn't love that!
Our version is super-simple. The bodice is, really, just your blouse block! (with the opening in the back instead of the front).
The skirt is the circle skirt - just adjust it for wearing at the hip rather than the waist. Easy! And it looks great!
Before you create these dress, skirt or blouse styles, you'll need a well-fitting dress block. You can create one from a commercial pattern, or draft your dress block using your own measurements.
Once you have your fitted block, create an almost infinite variety of styles using the in-depth tutorial "A Beginner's Guide to Designing Skirts, Blouses and Dresses". Check it out now!
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