- Model Description
- Pattern skirt-trapezoid step by step
- Algorithm for constructing a trapezoid skirt pattern “from scratch”

__ Fashion __ is cyclic. And today, the subject of the dreams of fashionistas of the 60s of the last century - the A-silhouette skirts are once again returning to the wardrobe of lovely ladies. __ A-line skirts __ - This is one of the most popular models, which suits almost everyone.

## Model Description

The A-line skirt is a trapezoid, slightly flared model. Even a beginning dressmaker can sew such a model. **A simple cut of the product is maximally revealed in the choice of the following nuances:**

- fabrics - monophonic or multicolored, monochrome or with a bright print;
- texture - light and translucent, velvet and tweed, leather;
- decor - pockets, lace, bright print or applique;
- waist position - on hips, with high or low landing;
- length -
__mini__,__midi__,__maxi__.

A-line skirt is a model without tucks. The darts are counted, but their solution “enters” into flare. Self flaking starts from the hip.

The flare can be expressed strongly, forming beautiful __ folds __ , and may be quite small. In the latter case, the trapezoid is not so pronounced.

Such models with the correct selection of length and fit at the waist are almost all the fair sex. Fervent miniskirts fit long-legged girls who would like to add volume to their hips. The midi option is good for a loose office dress code or for creating a romantic look. In addition, this knee-length skirt will hide __ full hips __ and emphasize the elegant waist (even if it is not at all visible in other clothes). Maxi-length sometimes conceals growth, so it is recommended to wear high ladies. In general, a properly chosen A-line skirt will help both hide the extra volume and add it. **The main thing is to take into account the proportions of the body.**

The A-line skirt is a favorite among fashion designers. This was especially noticeable in the latest fashion shows.

And the one who follows fashion will notice that the A-line leather skirt is a thing that must appear in the wardrobe.

## Pattern skirt-trapezoid step by step

Most skirts are modeled based on basic patterns. __ straight skirts __ . Having made a pattern-basis, you can easily build an A-line skirt.

The construction of the pattern begins with the fact that from the extreme lower points of the darts, you will need to lower the perpendicular to the bottom line. Cut halves of skirts along this perpendicular. The darts are also cut. As a result, each half is divided into two parts, the strip.

The next step will be the unification of the halves of the lines along the darts. The tuck hides, thus forming a splinter.

The tucks in the front and back halves of the skirt are different. Therefore, one of them (usually the back) is not completely closed, but only the width of the tuck of the other (front) half. This is done so that the side seam “does not move down” and the width of the bottom coincides in the two halves.

## Algorithm for constructing a trapezoid skirt pattern “from scratch”

In the event that there is no base-pattern of a straight skirt at hand, it will be a little more difficult to model a trapeze. After all, you first need to build a basic pattern, and then proceed to the formation of the A-silhouette.

**To build a pattern you need to remove the following** __ measurements __ : waist girth (OT), hip height (WB), hip girth (ON), product length (CI).

- On paper, set vertically down a section equal to the difference: WB-1 cm.
- From the top point of the segment, lay down vertically a segment equal to the length of the product.
- Three points are obtained. From the resulting elevations, draw horizontal lines to the right. These will be the waist, hip and bottom lines.
- From the top point to the right at the waist level, set aside a distance equal to: OFF / 4 + 2.
- Similarly, set aside at the hip level, equal to a quarter of the hips circumference.
- From the resulting point, the one on the hips, put the perpendicular down to the bottom.
- Go back to the new hip point. Put to the right along the line of the hips a segment equal to the sum: RP / 4 + 1.
- Through the formed point, draw a perpendicular up to the waist and down. It should be a rectangle.
- From the extreme upper right point, set aside to the left a distance equal to the sum of OT / 4 + 4.
- Connect the points on the waist (the two in the middle) with the point at the level of the hips with a smooth curved line.
- From the leftmost point on the waist line set aside to the right 8 cm. This will be the center of the tuck (CV).
- From CV down, hold the perpendicular. The length must be 10 cm.
- From CV set aside 1 cm to the right and to the left.
- Make a dart on the front half of the skirt.
- Repeat steps 11-14. Only the segment needs to be postponed from the leftmost point at the waist level. The perpendicular will be equal to 12 cm, and from the center of the tuck to the right and left you need to postpone by 2 cm.
- From the extreme upper points on the waist line, set aside 1 cm down.
- From the lower point of intersection of the two halves of the skirt, set aside 2 cm to the left and to the right.
- Connect all points to the outline of a rectangular skirt pattern. Observe smooth lines.
- Cut out the base of the pattern.
- From the lower points of the darts, draw a perpendicular and cut the patterns of the halves along this line. The darts also need to be cut.
- Model the front half of the skirt. Spread the strips by connecting the tuck.
- On the back half of the pattern, the strips will not be fully connected. You must leave a small distance for tuck, so that the flared bottom is equal to the flare at the front half of the pattern.
- Finally, to form a more pronounced silhouette of a trapezium, set aside 3 cm from the outer edge of the pattern along the bottom line.
- Circle the final outline of the pattern.
- The pattern is ready, you can go to the cutting and sewing.

A-line skirt is __ must have of the current year __ . She is very popular, because such a model can not not like, because it fits almost everyone, appetizing “drawing” the female figure, making it elegant and light.