Thursday, 26 May 2011
Sewing the Chevron Skirt
To get a really impressive result, pin together your centre fronts and backs, matching up the stripes and then to stop them shifting when you start machining, just take a bit of extra time to tack them together with a tacking thread as well. Machine up the front, back and right or left side seam the one without the zip (depending on which side you want your zip to be). Interface your waistband in the normal way. Sew the top seams of back and front pieces. Then sew together the sides where your zip isn't going to be, matching up the stripes as you do so. Attach the bottom of the waistband to the top of the skirt, making sure the side seam is aligned. Sew up your remaining side seam and set in a zip in the normal way, including the waistband in. You could also try it invisibly if you're feeling adventurous! Finally, hand stitch the inside edge of the waistband to the top of the skirt for a really neat finish and hem.