Sew-along with Daisy part 3: the facing, the hem and the reveal.
You can find partpattern layout, cutting and marking.
You can find partdarts, seams and a zip insertion.
By now your skirt should be a perfect fit so we just need to finish the waist-facing and the hem….easy!
Lets get this party started…
These are the small pieces that are sewn together to fit inside the top of the skirt, they neaten the top of the skirt because it does not have a classic waist band.
Identify your pieces and remove the pattern paper open out and press..
This is what they look like..
To interface or not to interface?
I always use iron on interfacing, but I would say its optional if you have a nice crisp or heavy cotton?
However it does make for a more professional finish. I will leave that decision up to you!
If you do an use iron on interfacing…..
and simply iron them on…
Sew the pieces together at the side seams and…
Trimming your corner edges reduces bulk on the finish skirt, therefore no lumps!
Turn up the lower unnotched edge of facing…see above
sew all along the bottom edge…
Prepare to fix facing to skirt…like so
carefully pinning in place…
Do remember if you have altered the skirt to fit, you may have to take in the side seams of the facing too!
You are here!
when all pinned, prepare to sew…
don’t forget the ends!
Next up the stay stitching….don’t be scared!
simply sew close to the seam edge all along to the end
then press again….
finish the ends like this….
Hemming the Hem
Try on your skirt and pop one pin in to mark the length, just one!
after neatening, simple fix your hem in place, I do like a nice hand stitched hem normally….
But this time I…
a new experience for me but I like the results…
Press skirt all over once more to finish.
All done are you ready to see mine….?
I will do more showing and telling next week!
For the final part of our sew-along,
We will have a ‘linky party’
and I expect you all to show up wearing your finished skirts OK?
Until then happy sewing!
PS Any questions will be answered on this post, so ask away don’t be shy
Update: Show and tell post is