A-line Skirt

Description : The A-line silhouette replicates the letter A by flaring out from the top, like a funnel, narrow and fitted at the waist, skimming the hips and widening toward the bottom. The A-line skirt flows well around the legs and ankles, as well as making a person appear taller and thinner, hence making this an elegant choice as well as an easy project to realize.
A-line Skirt (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Parts : Front, back, waistband
Preferred fabrics : A-line skirts can be made of pretty well any fabric.
Construction : The A-line skirt is one of the easiest sewing projects to make and hence ideal for beginners. In general, a pattern is not required, although your waist, hip, waist-to-hip and waist-to-knees measurements are necessary. The A-line skirt is typically made with a simple back and front piece sewn together, hemmed, and with a waistband added - although sometimes four or more panels are used instead of the basic two.
Sewing problem areas : The waistband may present some difficulties to beginners, depending on how it is planned to finish the waist. A good tutorial on waistbands would be of additional use here.
A-line Skirt (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Example creations : Barcelona A-line skirt, Basic A-line skirt, A-line with elasticized waistband, Lorelei A-line skirt, Red corduroy A-line skirt, Tweed A-line skirt,
Example patterns : Making an A-line skirt, Drafting an A-line skirt, A bias-cut A-line skirt with stretch waistband, A two-color A-line tee skirt, Ruffled A-line skirt for children, An A-line miniskirt,
Uses worldwide :
Origins and history : The term "A-line" was introduced in 1955 by Christian Dior for the spring/summer collection that year, and contrasted with the "H-line" silhouette featured the year before.
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