Make a Yoke Dirndl Skirt, How-to Video - University of Fashion

Yoke Dirndl Skirt

Yoke Dirndl Skirt

This lesson will teach you how-to drape a dirndl skirt with a front and back hip yoke.

You will learn how to measure your dress form, create style lines on your dress form using style tape and then how to properly to prepare your muslin to begin the draping process.

We will teach you how to drape a yoke and a full dirndl gathered skirt. In addition, you will learn trade secrets when creating shirring and other useful tricks of the trade.

Once you’ve learned how to drape this lesson, try your hand at our classic Straight Skirt lesson or advance to our intermediate level Wrap Skirt.

Module Description Step
1 Prepare Dress Form 1-2
2 Extract Measurements 1-5
3 Prepare & Mark Muslin Blocks 1-8
4 Drape-Mark-True Front Yoke 1-20
5 Drape-Mark-True Back Yoke 1-15
6 Join Front & Back Yoke 1-6
7 Skirt Prep & Drape 1-14
8 Skirt Marking 1-4
9 Skirt Trueing & Finishing 1-8
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MODULE 1 • PREPARE DRESS FORM

Step Description
1 To prepare your dress form for draping, you will need to apply adhesive style tape to your dress form.  Begin by measuring down 7” (17.8cm) on center front from the bottom of the waist tape. Tape from center front to center back making sure that your tape is parallel to the floor. Because the back waist dips down, you should not measure 7” (17.8cm) down from the back waistline.
2 Next measure down 3” (7.6cm) on center front from the bottom of the waist tape, this is your yoke style line. Tape from center front to center back making sure that your style tape is parallel to the floor. Again, do not measure down from the back waist.

MODULE 2 • EXTRACT MEASUREMENTS

Step Description
1 To prepare your muslin blocks for draping, you will need to extract several measurements from the dress form. For the front yoke, measure down from center front waist to the yoke style line and add 3” (7.6cm). Record this measurement.

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