Let’s start with the pattern construction of the skirt Merris! The sewing project of the month, the skirt Merris, is moderately difficult to construct and therefore more suitable for advanced hobby sewists. For the pattern construction you need a perfectly fitting basic skirt sloper. How you can tailor the basic skirt block perfectly to you, I have described you here in Part 1 and Part 2 of the possible skirt pattern adjustments. You also need the materials for the pattern construction that I have listed for you here. First you copy your basic skirt pattern so that your basic pattern is always preserved and is available unchanged for further pattern designs.

First, draw the desired length on your basic skirt sloper. I chose a length of 47 cm for my skirt, so I drew a line 13 cm above the hem. My yoke is 12 cm wide at the front and 6 cm at the side seam. I have drawn the yoke line accordingly in my basic skirt sloper, at the back a continuous yoke width of 6 cm. Furthermore, I have drawn the line of the diagonal pockets, 11 cm below the yoke line on the side seam and 10 cm along the yoke seam. Then draw a straight line on the front and back from the dart tip to the hem. Cut apart the basic skirt block along the lines drawn.

Now close the darts on the cut parts of the yoke. Then you correct the upper and lower rounding so that the yoke has a nice, slightly rounded line.

Then close the darts in the front and back. This automatically opens the hem to the A-line. So that the curve of the hem is not too strong, add a length of 1.5 cm at the sides. You can also determine the correct length with the help of a skirt rounder. Since the dart in the front part was smaller and created less width in the hem, you add 2 cm to the side so that the front part does not look too narrow compared to the back part.

Then draw in the pocket with the pocket bag. It is best to put your hand on the pattern to determine the correct size. Then you copy the pattern pieces for the pocket as follows: 1x pocket bag & 1x pocket bag + pocket mirror. You then cut the pocket mirror away on the front part along the pocket opening.

These are all the pattern pieces you need for your skirt Merris. If you have any questions, please write them in the comments. The next Sunday the sewing instructions will continue. I wish you a lot of fun constructing your own pattern!

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