Sooooo…. Today we are cutting the skirt. But tell me, how’re you feeling? How did yesterday go with the fit session!?!
Are you excited? Daunted? Flummoxed?
Did you get the pattern changes completed? If it didn’t make any sense, you know you can contact me with questions, using the contact form!
If you didn’t get the changes done, but you did understand the process, it’d be a great plan to do them now and you can get that done by reviewing Day 6 here … 😉
DAY 7: Cutting The Skirt
So, day 7 is a really short session. We are cutting the skirt out in our chosen fabric!
Once the changes to the pattern piece have been completed, you can now cut out the required number of panels from the fabric you chose for your skirt. Woop woop!
In the fashion industry, we would actually recut the skirt in calico to re-toile, just to make sure that the fit is perfect after the pattern changes, and before going into sampling and production. Sending something to sample and produce without proper fittings leads to money being lost when products don’t sell.
When making for myself, I very rarely cut a second toile, prefering to go straight to making it in my chosen fabric. I’m Saucy like that! 😉
Now, it is up to you whether you decide to make a second toile / muslin. If you had to make quite severe changes, I would definitely say to do another one!
Cutting Our Fabric
- Please be sure to match the grain line of the pattern piece to the grain line of the fabric.
- Just like when we cut out our toile / muslin, be sure to use pins or weights so that the fabric and pattern don’t slip when we are cutting out.
- Using either scissors or a rotary cutter and cutting mat, VERY CAREFULLY cut out the panels.
- You need to make sure that you have cut the correct number! My sand washed silk skirt has 8 panels. How many does yours have?
- Once all panels have been cut, put them to one side and take a breather. 🙂
I’ll see you next week for the next stage: Sewing YOUR Saucy Skirt!
RECOMMENDED READING: If you’re loving this Saucy Skirt Sewalong, why not check out my Full Circle Skirt tutorial? Or get inspired by reading through the Create Your Own Clothes section!