Cuts of Skirts

If you want the seam allowance on your pattern (which I recommend because it makes it much easier to put the pattern on the fabric and save the most substance), then you should first decide how much seam allowance you will have in your skirt. 2 cm is fine for most fabrics. So you can measure 2 cm in from the edge of the pattern, draw your line there and hey presto – now have your one side seam seam allowance already, before you’ve begun to construct in earnest.

Shortcut to sol skirt nr. 3

The next step in the wizard is to draw the taljelinjen into your pattern. Here you should use the number that is the radius of the circle, the waist poses. Depending on the type of solar skirt, you are doing the calculation is slightly different from Diseaseslearning. Here you get the formulas, I learned at the tailor’s school – and which is the most durable of the 6 I found in the 6 different books. It is the only issues where “Pi” (3.14) is included, although it is one of the main ingredients of that count with circles.

Quarter-sol skirt:

(3.14 x 2 x taljevidde): 10 = Radius

Half sol skirt:

(3.14 x 2 x ½ taljevidde): 10 = Radius

3 quart sol skirt:

(3.14 x 2 x 1/3 taljevidde): 10 = Radius

Entire sol skirt:

(3.14 x 2 x 1/4 taljevidde): 10 = Radius

When you draw taljelinjen, can you shoot shortcut, use your measuring tape to fit.

To do this, make a hole in one end of the tape measure, if there isn’t a hole in advance (it’s on some measuring tape). Put your pencil through the hole, and place it in the point you have marked as radius.

Smooth the tape and hold it firmly in the angle with the tip of your index finger. It is very important that it is only the tip of the finger/nail, that hold the measuring tape in place.

When the measuring tape is in place, you can draw the circle from one line to the other (it will be in fact only 1/4 circle you draw), and so should your pencil like to frame it marked the radius point on the second line

The tape measure should be able to turn around under your finger, without point moves – and Yes, it requires a little practice. If we fail to hit both points exactly, you can adjust the line in his hand. And it goes completely wrong, there is another method – it can you see in the video.

View the 3 shortcuts (and then some) in the video:

As always, you can see it all in the video. This time you get both a little from the workshop, where you can clearly see what’s going on, and a little from the one workshop at Koldinghus. I would have filmed the whole thing, but for some reason you turned off the camera by itself. It’s probably good the same, the sound down in the basement of the old Palace is not fantastic. But you can feel the atmosphere and hopefully hear it most.

This is actually only a small part of all the knowledge there is to know about sol skirts.

Some of the sewing techniques that you can use to sew a sol skirt, you can eg. view extensively reviewed in my and Maria Fabæch Moesbys book “Sew Skirts”, which you can read about HERE And mily is not yet another blog post on the way about Sun skirt in 1/4 Sun – it is a bit special, and there are a few extra tricks to get it to succeed perfectly.

But until I get written the post, so let me hear from you in a comment – do you have any other shortcuts to success with sol skirt than those reviewed here? SHARE with the rest of us, so we can get some amazing Sun skirts out in summer country.