Carolyn asked how many more garments are left to finish sewing from the wardrobe for my sister. The answer is, a whole tub full. But, now there are two less.
The skirt and pants from McCalls 5280 are finished and in the box.
fabric, Glen Plaid from a Fabric Mart bundle
Trim, Venise Lace
The flounce was hemmed by machine using a narrow roll hem foot (I think I used the Bernina #62 foot). The stability and weight of this fabric allowed the hemming to work beautifully.
I added a lining to the skirt, and wanted it stitched to the facing. To accomplish this:
- cut lining as for skirt front.
- Stitch darts.
- Mark seam line on facing, and trim seam allowance to 1/4".
- Measure down the length of the facing amount on skirt lining at waist and mark seam line on skirt lining. Add seam allowance, then cut off on new cutting line.
- stitch lining to facing.
- Clip, and press seam allowance toward facing.
Skirt, inside out. Because this skirt has a flounce I stitched the lining to the seam allowance of the flounce.
I also finished the white pants for this grouping, and will write about those later.
Whole flickr set is here
When I finish Katie's dress I'm going to start sewing for me....
All for me, only for me...(well, except for the pink top of my moms that is on the corner of the sewing table waiting to be finished, and the velvet shrug for Ashlee for the wedding, which I muslined on her while they were here over the weekend)