A-FRAME is a pencil or a-line skirt inspired by the iconic A-Frame house. Popular in the 50's and 60's, the A-Frame embodies the DIY spirit, the love of the outdoors, and the modern aesthetic.
It features triangular seaming and pockets, in either a fitted pencil or swingy a-line style. It includes a centre back zipper and buttoned waistband. The skirt sits at the natural waist and ends just below the knee. The pencil skirt version features a kick pleat at the centre back seam.
The pattern features alterations instructions for proportion adjustment (different sizes at waist and hip) and shorten/lengthen adjustment. The waistband includes side seams for easy alteration after sewing.
Version 1 - Mid to heavy bottom-weight fabric like denim, twill, sateen, linen or corduroy.
Version 2 - Lighter bottom-weight fabric like rayon challis, linen blends and other opaque fabrics with body and nice drape.
Notions & Supplies:
46cm of lightweight fusible interfacing
2cm button or hook & bar closure
Skill level: Beginner
Blueprints patterns features unique sizing and are designed for figure with a slightly bigger than ‘standard’ waist measurement as well as hips that are slightly bigger than the bust (often referred to as 'pear shape')
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