Midi Dress Drafting Procedures

Last Updated on 29/12/2020

Midi Dress Drafting Procedures

R.S. Balakumar
Associate Professor
Dept of Fashion Design & Arts
Hindustan University, Chennai, India
Email: rsbalakumar1953@gmail.com

 

What is a Midi Dress?
Before going to drafting you should know about midi dress. It is also called midi skirt. A midi dress is any dress that falls below the knee and above the ankle, the “mid-calf” hence where it gets it’s name. This is a teen age girls attaire. A set of dress consisting one top and one skirt. A midi dress is any dress that falls below the knee and above the ankle, the “mid-calf” hence where it gets it’s name. In this article I will show drafting procedure of a midi dress.

midi dress
Fig: Midi dress

Suitable fabrics:
Cotton, linen, satin, polyester, silk, crepe.

Fabric required:
3.5 meter. Cloth width-36”.

Measurements:
Full length = 94cm, Body length = 36 cm, Shoulder width = 33cm, Sleeve length = 18cm, Bust = 82cm, Waist = 61cm Seat = 84cm.

Drafting Details of Midi Dress:

Midi Dress Drafting
Fig: Midi Dress Drafting Details

Body (back):

1-0 = body length + 2cm,

2-0 = 1/4th bust less 1cm

3-2 = 1/4 bust + 4cm for loose

4-1 = 1/4 waist + 6cm including dart. Join 3 to 4

5-0 = 1/2 shoulder width + 1.5cm,

6 is squared down from 5.

7-5 = down, join 7 to 3 as shown (back armhole)

8-0 = 1/12th bust. Join 8 to 7.

9-0 = 2 down, shape back neck from 9 to 8 as shown.

A is center of 1 to 4.

Dart width = 2cm,

Dart length = 9cm.

Front:

1-0 = body length+1.5cm.

2-0 = ¼ bustless1cm.

3-2 = ¼ bust+4cm.for loose.

4-1 = ¼ waist+6cm.

5-0 = ½ shoulder+1.5cm.

6 is squared from 5.

B-6 = 2.5cm up.

7-5 = down. Shape front armhole from7, B, 3.

8-0 = 1/12 bust. join 8to7.

9-0 = 1/12 bust+1cm.

10-12cm down.

A is the centre of 4 and 10.

Dart width=2cm.

Length=9cm.

Skirt

Skirt length = full length – body length.

1-0 = skirt length +1.5cm.

2-0 = 1/4 seat less4cm.

3-2 = 1/4 seat+4cm.

4-1= 1/4 seat+10cm.

5-1 and 4-6 is bottom turn up. Join 6 to 1 and 4 to 5 as shown.

7-0 = 1/4 waist+4cm.

8-7 = 1cm as per diagram.

Sleeves

1-0 = sleeve length.

2-0 = 1/8thbust+1.5cm.

2-0 = 1/8thbust+1cm.

3-2 = 1/4thbust+5cm.

4-1 = 24.5cm.

5-4 = 2.5cm.up.

6 = is centre point.

7-6 = 2cm.

8 = centre of 6to3.

9-8 = draw the front shape from3,9,0 as shown.

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