falda plato

Instrucciones de moldería para la falda plato, medio plato o ¨rock and roll¨.

Son similares y muy fáciles de realizar, la diferencia va en el ruedo de la falda, más ruedo: plato, o sea el molde se realiza en la tela completa doblada en cuatro, menos ruedo: medio plato, doblada en dos.

nota: la pretina o tira de cintura se agrega según diseño.  yo la recomiendo delgada ya que la falda es a la cintura.


The circle skirt is what most people think of in terms of the poodle skirts of the 1950s.

1. The waist measurement is like the circumference of a circle. Using this measurement, add 2 inches (for ½" seam allowance), then divide by 3.14 (π). This will give you the diameter, but we are going to use this measurement as the radius for this pattern. For example, if your waist measurement is 28", you will get 9.5" as the radius. (28 + 2) / 3.14

2. On your paper, mark point A, draw two lines perpendicular from point A. From point A, measure 9.5" (of your personal radius measurement) from different angles many times, so that you can join them to form a circular line. This become your waist line. Then mark ¼" above this line to mark seam allowance. Now mark 2.5" below the waistline and form another curved line. This become the pattern for the facing. Make a tracing of this for a separate pattern piece from the skirt.

3. Mark the length of the skirt from the waist line, marking the same distance along the waistline from different angles until you have enough points to join as one curved line. Mark ¼" below the line to mark seam allowance.

If you measure the distance from point A to the edge of seam allowance hemline, this will give you an idea of how wide your fabric needs to be at least. For example, if my radius is 9.5", and my skirt length is 21, the minimum width and length of fabric needed is 29.5".

Now your pattern is ready! 

Note that the side seam allowances was already added in when the 2" was added to the like. waist for radius measurement. You can mark ½" inward to indicate this if you like.

4. Cut out the paper pattern to lay onto the fabric.

5. Fold fabric in half lengthwise if you have wide fabric, or layer two pieces of fabric with right side facing each other (mind the direction of print if you are using printed fabric). Use pins to hold in place.

6. Lay pattern pieces onto fabric as shown in diagram. Trace outline of pattern pieces with tailor’s chalk. Place pins inside this marked line and cut along these lines.

7. Insert zipper on one side of seam. Sew along the side seams with ½" seam allowance. Press seams. Serge seams and hem line.

8. Make facing for waist line. Fuse facing pieces with fusible interfacing on the wrong side of fabric. (I prefer to fuse it lightly fuse the interfacing to the facing just to hold it in place, cut along the facing, and then fuse it again to secure it in place. This prevents the glue on the fusing from transferring to the iron board).

Sew one side seam of facing. Press seam. Sew the facing to the skirt along the waistline, with right sides facing each other, ¼" seam allowance. Then press and fold facing inward, top stitch to keep in place. Serge raw edge of facing.

9. Finish hemline. Fold ¼" along hemline and sew.

You’re finished!