Okay, skirt drafting! This is always fun and exciting for me.
Since we are looking at a flat, one-dimensional picture, it leaves a few questions. But, I think I finally figured it out.
Let's take a closer look at the skirt. Look closely at the waistline and you'll see darts. For such a full skirt, it's really quite fitted through the upper part of the hips.
When I initially looked at the skirt, I thought that it may have pleats on either side of center front.
I was able to pull up the picture below, and on closer inspection, the fullness radiates from the darts. So, no pleats. As for fullness, there are 2 big folds at the hem of the skirt which shows where the fullness radiates from. We can also see that the front of the skirt hangs very flat, but thanks to the fact that the skirt is made out of a plaid fabric, we can see that the lower portion of the side seam hangs on the bias.
From the darts, square 2 lines down to the hem of the skirt. The description of the skirt indicates that it is a midi length. So if you would like a longer skirt, now is the the time to add length to the bottom of your skirt.
Cut each panel apart.
(Please forgive my drawings. I didn't realize that they were as wonky as they are, but I think you'll still be able to understand what I did.)
Determine how full you would like the bottom of your skirt to be. I would suggest adding 3" to 5" to the hem of each panel. If you would like a fuller skirt, you can add more.
Since we want the skirt to be flat below the waist, draw an angled line out from the bottom of the dart to the hem. At the hem, the amount should be the 3" to 5". The side panel, which is the panel on the far left in the picture below, begin the angled line at the hip line and then radiate the angled line to the hem.
The grainline will remain straight in the middle of each panel.
Now for the pocket.
Once again, let's take a look at the skirt.
We see that the pocket sits away from the skirt. I can also see that the pocket is a patch pocket, so it is sewn on top of the skirt.
A closer view of the pocket.
Determine how deep you would like your pocket to be. The pocket on this skirt is quite deep, so more of a fashion statement than a usable pocket.
Next, determine about how wide you would like your pocket to be. It should be at least a few inches wider than your hand.
The bottom of the pocket will be your determined width.
From the bottom of the pocket, angle a line out about 2" on either side. Remember, you can always cut it down. Just pin it to the skirt and make adjustments.Between now and next week, I will either have a muslin, or a fashion fabric skirt made up for you to see.
And then next week, we will also draft out the skirt pictured below. I think this was the second runner up in the voting. I think I will be hemming mine ;)
If you have any questions, be sure to ask. Just leave them in the comment section.