This is a continuation of a previous post on illustrating GRID TEXTILE PATTERNS .  This post is specifically about drawing Plaids and Check patterns on skirts.

The drawing to the left shows how the fabric would have to be cut in order for the horizontal lines of a grid pattern to run parallel to the hem of a flared or A-line skirt.  The parts of the skirt would have to be gored panels.

The drawing to the right shows how the pattern would look if the skirt was cut out as a half or quarter circle.  Notice that the pattern appears to angle down on the sides.

The drawing below shows how the fabric is machine pleated as it comes off the bolt. It is actually pleated “crossgrain”.  This allows a Grid pattern such as a Plaid to remain parallel to the hem.  The top of the pleat is stitched down and the bottom is allowed to open out to form the A-line needed for fit.


About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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