So drafting the skirt was WAY easier than the bodice. I should have started there. Most of the blogs and skirt drafting were very similar so I ended up doing two that had different dart placements.
The first was Lauraaftermidnight’s Blog. Hers is based on a drafting book called Metric Pattern Cutting by Winfred Aldrich. I have seen many posts on this book so it seems to be a favorite among pattern drafters. Might be time to buy it. So I whipped up a skirt sloper just by following the pictures.
Next I found a drawing of a dart variation on Allspice Abounds’ Blog. There were no instructions but based on the picture and the instructions on the other blog I could make an approximation in my measurements. Hers is based on the Handford drafting book. It is probably a good book but a bit pricey at over $100.
I just guessed at the length because first through the hips is what matters in a skirt. You can adjust from flare to pencil and vary the length as you want. So these were pretty easy. Let’s see how they fit when translated to muslins.