Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Method of sewing a slip or short petticoat

This is a short petticoat. This garment is worn under kurthi or shirts as underwear. While drafting the pattern care must be taken to keep back neck depth and front neck width more than that of Kurthi. While stitching, side slit of 3” to 4 “should be made. This prevents the slip from rolling up.
 

A-G = full length of petticoat needed + ½”
On the line A-G mark the points I, J, C and E such that
A-C = ¼ chest -1”
A-E = waist length.
A-I = back neck depth = 3” or to taste.
A-J = front neck depth 2” less than A-C or to taste.
Draw perpendiculars from the points A, I, J, C, E and G and mark the points on them such that
A-B = ¹/8 chest + ¼”
A-K = 1/12 chest + ½” or to taste
C-D = ¼ chest + 1½” and C-N =A-B. Join B-N. On this line mark M such that B-M = 1” Join K-M
E-F = ½” less than C-D
G-H = C-D + 2” join D-F –H by a curved line.On this line Mark L such that L-H =¾”
Join G-L by a curved line as shown.
Join front neck line K-J and back neck line K-I as shown.
Cut the draft along the line I-K-M-D-F-L and G.
Cut along the line I-J-C-E-G. Keep the portion on which lines are not marked. This is half of the draft of the back.

Take the other portion and cut along the line K-J .This is the front of the draft.

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11 comments:

hitendudhatra said...

It is very good information. Thanks for sharing.

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Poornima said...

Dear Vani,

You are doing a great job. I am a starter of sewing and your blog is really fabulous. I was thinking, it would be a help for novice like me to know about the basics.. like how to calculate fabric requirement etc., Thanks a lot for all your efforts. I am from Bangalore too.

Poornima

Poornima said...

Dear Vani,

You are doing a great job. I am a starter of sewing and your blog is really fabulous. I was thinking, it would be a help for novice like me to know about the basics.. like how to calculate fabric requirement etc., Thanks a lot for all your efforts. I am from Bangalore too.

Poornima

Udaya devi said...

hello vani madam,
your sewing pattern are all awesome. i tried anarkali salwar, simple salwar,nightie. u made me a tailor. i got confident on sewing behalf of you . so thanks to u vani madam.
for this slip what type of material we can use? can i use cotton?

Udaya devi said...

Hello vani madam,

your updates are awesome. i tried many of your sewing patterns.it was great. Thanks a lot for your updates.

For slip can i use cotton material?

vani said...

yes you can use cotton material

Esmeralda Monteiro said...

Dear Vani. Pls let me know if the petticoat draft for adult & children is the same

vani said...

It is the same

Esmeralda Monteiro said...

Thanks Vani for your reply. God bless you. Regards Esme

crooningglory said...

will the calculations suit for a heavy bust too. eg xxl size. then wont the shoulder down be too deep? pl help.