In our Instagram feed, we sometimes share RTW (ready-to-wear) looks that we come across that would be easy to recreate with a Blank Slate Pattern. Here is one way to interpret the Daintree Skirt pattern.
How fun would it be to take this skirt out dancing? Or to dinner, or a show, or a picnic…
It would be simple to recreate with Daintree. The pattern is designed with some overlap to avoid unwanted “flashing,” but for this leggier look, replace the cutting list on page 6 of the instructions with this:
You’ll cut 2 of the skirt panels instead of 4, and 2 mirrored front drape pieces instead of 1. Be sure still to cut the waist tie and interfacing for it. If you want the long flowy ties of the inspiration garment, add about a yard in length to the pattern piece.
Assemble as instructed.
Note: this hack will produce a skirt with the style of the inspiration but with less front opening. If you want to carve out a little bit more, follow something like the below illustration on the curved side of the front drape pieces. You can always cut the fabric according the original pattern piece and baste together first. Then try it on to determine how much to trim before altering.
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