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Flexible Fabric Tape Measure
Poster board, construction paper orpattern paperthat you can make large enough by taping togetherto meet your measurement needs
1.5 to 2 yds Fabric – 58-60” wide
1.5 yds suitable for knits – you will have a seam down the back of your skirt as well as on thesides
2 yds suitable for knits and all other fabrics – you will likely NOT have a seam down the back of your skirt – only on the sides
1 Inch Elastic – 1 Yard (See Note Below)
Measure your underbust measurement first – this will determine your elastic needs.
2 Safety Pins
Determine the following measurements before beginning:a.
Taken directly under your bust line, where the skirt willultimately sit.b.
Front Length measurement (fl):
From the center of your “underbust/upperbelly” measurement,measure downward, over your belly, where you would like the highest point of your skirt.c.
Back Length measurement (bl):
You may ask a friend to take this measurement for you or youcould look in a mirror to determine how many inches you would like the back to swoop downfrom the front.2.
To determine your pattern “waist” size (
), you will want to add approximately 6 inches to yourunderbust/upperbelly measurement. Once you have this measurement, use the chart below todetermine your radius (
) of your “waist” circle on your pattern:
Underbust/Upperbelly Measurement “Waist Size (
) Radius (