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pepsie1 wrote:Just wanted to say that I took this tutorial and calculator for test drive.
I used the calculator to size a 41 inch waist with a 20 inch drop and a 2 inch waist band. I used the scalloped pocket and side zip options. Overall length came to about midknee. I measured for the waist the same as I would for a kilt.
.Cost was about $15 US. Material, thread, zipper and waistband stiffened
I do believe that if one is not going to play rugby or something similar while wearing the skirt(denim model) ...
...some simplification in construction techniques would suffice. Would love to discuss that sometime.
Was that the result you expected? I was a bit worried about where the drop should be measured from on a man because we generally don't have such clearly-defined hips as women
Uncle Al wrote:FYI - The 'drop' is measured from the waist to the top of the
hip. Some 'drops' may range from 6" to 8" depending on
the person. The "Full" length, to hit mid-knee is have the
person kneeling, measure from the waist to the floor. Once
the material is all sewn up, the hem-line will fall mid-knee.
Works for me every time
pelmut wrote:To help with planning simple skirt patterns, I have made an online calculator which works out panel sizes from the waist, drop and hem lengths. It can be used with any reasonable number of panels and will work in inches or centimetres.
http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/dressmaki ... tCalcs.php
Hope this is helpful, it could save a lot of tedious geometry.
beachlion wrote:...I was about to make the same set of calculations into a spreadsheet but this program saved me the efforts.
hoborob wrote:I did try the Calculator using what I think is a pencil skirt design and thus the same dimensions for the waist and the hem lengths and the results where that I would not need any material at all to make the skirt???????
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