Skirt-sun: calculation of fabric for a pattern

In the women's wardrobe, there are many mysterious and amazing things that create her elegant image and emphasize beauty. There is a huge assortment of skirts. However, no other can give such elegance and sophistication as a flared. Such skirts give lightness and airiness to the figure of beautiful ladies. This brings charm to the image and makes it unforgettable.

Such things can be bought in stores, or you can do it yourself. However, when sewing, many are faced with a number of issues that put them in difficulty. In this article we will help you deal with all the difficulties and find the right answers.

How to correctly calculate the amount of fabric for a skirt pattern

This model is distinguished by its simplicity and ease of execution. Anyone can do it, even the farthest person from sewing. By the way, this is a great way to make a present for your beloved women. It will not take much time and effort.

However, in order to correctly calculate the amount of necessary material, you need to have an idea of ​​how the pattern is built and what dimensions are needed for this. To sew a flared skirt, you do not need a draft drawing, you can easily do without it. Remember how in childhood each of us cut out snowflakes. The principle is very similar. When cutting fabric, it is necessary to fold the square in half or four (as it will be more convenient) and make two cuts along the outer radius and inner. The inner will match the waist, and the outer is the length of the product. Based on this, you can focus on the amount of material needed.

IMPORTANT: in the manufacture of this model consumes a lot of fabric. To create a skirt with a length of just a meter, you need a square 2.5 times larger. The method, although costly, is very simple and beautiful.

How to calculate the amount of fabric per skirt

In order to calculate how much fabric is needed on the dress, you should slightly recall the course of school geometry, the most basic knowledge. For example, you need to make a skirt with a length of 50 cm and a waist circumference of 60 cm. In this case, you need a square-shaped fabric with a side of 120 cm. Now we will tell you why.

Imagine that the waist circumference is a circle. The diameter of the circle is calculated by the formula, and it is equal to the length divided by the number pi. And the radius is half the diameter. It turns out that the radius of the waist with a girth of 60 cm is 60 / (2 × 3.14) ~ 10 cm. This size is laid off in one direction and the length of the skirt (50 cm in our case) is added to it. So we get half the side of the square. The whole side is twice as large, that is, 1.2 meters.

IMPORTANT: at the end, to get the whole side, we double the size, because initially the radius and length we set aside only in one direction, not taking into account the other.

Take measurements

To build patterns and sewing will not require special measurements. To do this, you need to know only two main parameters of the future product. Measure the waist circumference with a measuring tape. This parameter will remain unchanged, and it will not play an important role in determining the required amount of material. The next size is the key, and the size of the future product depends on it in many respects. It's about the length of the skirt itself. At your request, you can make absolutely any length. Now there are models from very short to incredibly large, swelling in the wind. If a short version is used, then it is better to make it from a dense fabric and complement the image with a wide belt. In the case of long skirts, light, airy and slightly transparent matter is used, which gives tenderness to the woman who wears it.

We carry out the calculation of the fabric

Before you build a pattern and make the necessary manipulations, you should carefully calculate all sizes and choose the type of fabric you like. There is nothing complicated at this stage, just follow the directions that were detailed above. Measure the waist circumference, calculate the radius of the inner circle based on this, and add the length to it. You will receive the required sizes.

ATTENTION: it is best to take fabrics with a margin. If you get extra length, you can very easily remove it with scissors. From the remaining flaps make decorative bows or a belt.

Calculation of fabric for a skirt-sun depending on the length

As was discussed above, the amount of material that will be needed for manufacturing depends on the length of the product. If you know the size of your waist, try experimenting with length and create some unique patterns. True, you will need a lot of material for this, but the result is worth it.

All calculations can be very easily remembered in the following way: the length of the side of the square is 1/6 of the waist circumference plus the length of the skirt, doubled. This means that for each additional centimeter of the length of the skirt, we increase by 2 cm each side of the workpiece.

A very simple and understandable way of calculation for everyone will help you easily do your favorite thing and replenish your wardrobe.