This is the maxi skirt that I stitched up last night.
My tip for matching is to line up the fabric design. Carefully iron one side over where the seam will be stitched. Finally, I baste the seam together along the ironed line to insure that I'm satisfied with the match.
The top of the fabric was folded down a 1/4 of an inch and then again at one and a 1/4 inch. Stitch the elastic casing down close to both folded edges, leaving an opening for the elastic. Stitching around the top edge will keep the elastic from rolling. The elastic was threaded through the opening with a safety pin, stitched securely together, and then the opening was stitched down. To complete the skirt I turned under the slit and hemline twice, basted the edges in place, followed by stitching by machine. EASY! DONE!
This afternoon I made a short skirt using the very provocative Blend Riding Hood by Josephine Kimberling. I love the finished skirt, but am unsure if I will wear it out in public or just save it for Halloween. GRIN! There's a wolf on my arse!
I had both sheepish & devilish smiles on my face while constructing the skirt.
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There was blue, gold, brown, & lace fabric that hitched a ride home with me. I'm planning to make another Grainline Alder Shirt Dress and Linden Sweatshirt along with a Laurel Dress by Colette Patterns.
Yesterday, Sew Dayton notified me that they were restocked with new fabric. I purchased some thick grey heather sweatshirt fabric. I'm thinking another Grainline Linden sweatshirt, possibly embellished with my grandma's antique buttons or lace. I'm singing Stevie Nicks, Leather & Lace.
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