This short and sassy mini skirt duo are a whooping 6-8 inches above the knee – true ‘60s style! Fun, flirty and flowing are the prominent themes with these bias-cuts; fabricated here in cotton sateen and checked gingham with a pretty “net” underskirting.

To draft the skirt pattern you will need:

- Kraft paper (60” long x 30” wide)
- Tape measure
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Push pin
- String

**1.** Measure around your waistline where you normally wear your skirt. (In the photo, this is a hip-hugger style, approx. 2 inches below the natural waist). Record this measurement.

**2.** Fold along one end of the paper, 2 inches across its width. Open paper flat and draw in foldline with a pencil.

**3.** At a right angle (90 degrees), draw a second line perpendicular to the first line along the length of the paper. Do this approx. 2 inches from the edge.

** 4.** Where the two lines intersect, label this point **X**.

5. Use this formula for a circle to determine a compass point to draft your pattern.** **

**Radius #1 = Waist mmt. x 2 divided by 6.28**

**6.** Tie the string to the pencil and measure the length of the string equal to the **Radius**. Using a push pin secure it at point **X**. This is a make-shift “compass” to create a circle.

** 7.** Arc a curved line from **A** radiating from **X** . Be sure to hold the pencil upright and keep the string taut as you do so.

This is the waistline of the skirt. (If you measure it with a tape measure, it should equal half your waist measurement).

**8.** Now, make the string 4 inches longer and repeat the last step from **B** radiating from **X**. This is the hip yoke portion of the skirt. Measure this line accurately with a tape measure. Record this measurement.

**9.** Now below this draft, fold the paper across its width. Open paper flat and draw in foldline with a pencil.

At a right angle (90 degrees), draw a second line perpendicular to the first line along the length of the paper. Do this approx. 2 inches from the edge.

Repeat steps **4** to **7** using this formula:

**Radius #2 = yokeline mmt. x 2**** divided by 6.28**

**10.** Now, make the string 10 inches longer and repeat the last step. This is the flared skirt portion of the mini.

** 11.** Use the same pattern piece but 2 inches longer for the net underskirt. Trace it off on paper.

**12.** In the center of each pattern piece, draw a line parallel to the foldline you began with. This is the grainline of the pattern. Indicate it with an arrowhead on each end of the line.

**13.** Add ½ inch seam allowances to all sides of your pattern pieces and label the following cutting directions:

**Yoke – cut 4 times****Skirt Flare – cut 2 times****Net Underskirt – cut 2 times**

July 1, 2008 at 6:42 am

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August 27, 2008 at 9:13 pm

thx for the shout out

January 10, 2009 at 2:47 am

Thanks a lot! Those skirts are really cute! *subscribes to your blog*

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