Using fabric supplied by New Threads, Weyhill Fairground, I was asked to make a wraparound skirt to advertise an upcoming workshop. Having previously made a similar skirt in camouflage fabric for myself, I decided to draft the size 10-12 skirt and use that for this project. The fabric supplied was a charming printed cotton but I felt it needed a little something to add substance to the skirt so I underlined with a plain White polyester cotton from my stash.
When cutting out I took care to match the pattern across the centre front and side seams. To ensure that there was sufficient underlap on the left front, I cut it full width I.e. Placed the centre front on the fold. I did the same for the right front piece with a reminder note to cut back some of the width later. I put the scraps of the printed fabric to one side and you can see in the next post how I used some of them to enhance a co-ordinating top.
I pinned the underlining to each panel piece of the patterned cotton skirt fabric and overlocked the edges. Thereafter the construction was very simple. Sew the centre back seam, sew the side seams. Turn up and top stitch the hem and outer edges of the underlap and overlap with twin-needle. Attach the waistband/tie belt. Top stitch. Make a large buttonhole for threading through the tie belt. Press and admire!
I am pleased with the final result although I still think there is room for some adjustment to the width of the overlap but meantime I have a finished skirt which I think will demonstrate the workshop project well and hopefully encourage people to sign up.
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