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How to Draft a Dior-Inspired Skirt Pattern for Beginners

Video tutorial about drafting a Dior-inspired skirt with Elena Tran

Video by Elena Tran

by Elena Tran

This is another sewing tutorial for beginners. I will show you how to draft a skirt pattern inspired by the vintage 50's Christian Dior couture skirt. Drafting a pattern is fun and it's not complicated at all. Learn how I design box pleats, measure buttons, design button placements on the skirt and pick up other tips and tricks.

Note: There is a prerequisite to this tutorial. Please, watch "How to Make a Basic Skirt Pattern" and also "All About Buttons" prior to this video. 


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