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Sewing Techniques: Applied Elastic Waistband

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

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Techniques: Choosing & Measuring Elastic for Waistbands

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

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Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along 1: Getting Started

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

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Wrap Skirt Sew-along 1: Getting Started

This is the first in a series of posts for my very first time hosting a sew-along: Getting started on a versatile, flattering, not to mention easy-to-sew wrap skirt! I started my own version for a sewing workshop I held this past weekend, and that’s what I’ll be working on in this blog series— my… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-along 1: Getting Started