Your waistband is done, its facing neatly slip-stitched on the inside, so all that’s left to be done is the buttons and buttonholes that fasten the skirt at the waist! In addition to the basic techniques, I’ll show you a few extra tricks that will help, since both the buttons and their corresponding holes are… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 5: Buttons & Buttonholes
In my last post, we went over how to choose an appropriate elastic for a skirt waistband, as well as tips on calculating the quantity of elastic you’ll need, based on your measurements and the amount of stretch in the elastic. Now we’ll get on with the actual sewing of one way to apply an… Continue reading Sewing Techniques: Applied Elastic Waistband
Although my Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along is technically finished, I did promise to show you an alternative way to finish the elastic waist. The pattern’s instructions called for cutting a separate waistband, folding this over to form a casing, into which elastic is inserted (see this post for details of this technique); in my next post,… Continue reading Techniques: Choosing & Measuring Elastic for Waistbands
Now that we’ve got the main part of your waistband/tie ends constructed, we just need to add the facings to the waistband, do some hand-stitching to finish the waistband invisibly, then complete the skirt with buttons and buttonholes. We’re almost done! Note: After looking at the dozens of photos I took while finishing my skirt,… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 4: Finishing the Waistband
To be filed under Better Late than Never: It’s just occurred to me that it would be helpful to gather the links to all the skirt sew-along posts in 1 convenient place. (Actually, what would have been helpful is if I’d done this in the first place!) In case you’re just joining the party now,… Continue reading Skirt Sew-Alongs: All Linked Up!
Hard to believe, isn’t it? We’re already almost finished with this skirt! I’ve decided that, for my example skirt, I’m going to finish it with the waistband as the pattern shows, with a foldover waistband that forms a casing for elastic. However, this won’t be the last post in this sew-along series! Your homework from… Continue reading Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along 3: Finishing!
Aaaaand… we’re back! Now that the pleats, sides seams, and hem of my wrap skirt are done (as of the previous post in this series), I can get on with the waistband. In this particular pattern*, the process involves a bit more than your average waistband; being a wrap skirt, the waistband extends at one… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 3: Starting the Waistband/Ties
Hello again! In the first post of this series, we covered a lot (make that a LOT), mostly about choosing fabrics and combining them in various ways to make a truly unique skirt. Hopefully, you’re now ready with your skirt pieces cut. Today, I want to show you some special seam and hem techniques that… Continue reading Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along 2: Techniques for Sheer Fabrics
Welcome back! I hope the first post in this series was helpful as you were getting started with planning and cutting your own wrap skirt. Now we’re ready to start sewing! Today’s game plan: Make the pleats on the front drape (for View A only, the version I’m making), sew the side seams, and sew… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 2: Pleats, Seams, & Hem
This is the first in a series for my second sew-along, the 2-Layer Asymmetrical Skirt, which is happening at the same time as my Wrap Skirt Sew-Along. (To be honest, I’m not quite sure how this will work, since it’s my first experience with hosting sew-alongs, but hey, I’m willing to try it if you… Continue reading Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along 1: Getting Started