Sew Happy It’s the Weekend!
It was a nice quite Saturday and I thought that it would be a perfect time to finish up my second project, the pleated skirt. I had already cut out the pattern but nothing else, so the first thing I needed to do was cut out the peices of fabric. I laid the pattern paper on the fabric according to the insturctions. After pinning it down to the fabric I started cutting.
There were several lines on the patter indicating where the pleats were going to be so I used pins to mark those spots. After cutting out the pieces, I began making the pleats. There were 3 separate pleats on the front and back panels. I pinned them in place and did some quick stitching on top to keep them in place until I put on the waistband.
Next came the waist band which wasn’t very hard. It consisted of two side sewn together to make a double sided band. The two were sewn so all I had to do was fold one back into the skirt to make the perfect edge at the top. Then I had to tack the other side down. The pattern called it stitiching in the ditch:)
Now the only things left to do was add a zipper and hem the bottom of the skirt. I absolutely hate zippers I have such a hard time with the buggers, but this time it wasn’t hard at all. It must have been that I was actually following the instructions at this point. Usually, I am so feed up at this point in a sewing project that I just rush through it and it does not come out like it was supposed to. The moral of the story is to take your time and read the insturctions.
Lastly I had to do the hem. I took the time to press it down so it was perfect before throwing it on the sewing machine.
And then I was done! And the verdict…
It fit and it looks great despite the picture quality. I’ll have to get a new picture that really shows it off.
Now I just have to figure out what is next on the project agenda.