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Here’s a fabric that’s as lovely to look at as it is to sew ! If you haven't seen it, this is the Posie Blue design from Atelier Brunette.
The fluidity of the fabric’s drape could be disconcerting, but it’s not an issue when sewing because it holds well. A rarity with viscose.
Nevertheless, given I feel the cold, it’s a bit lightweight for a short skirt in wintertime !
If you came by my stand at the ‘Créations et Savoir-Faire’ exhibition, you may have seen the lined skirt. Many of you have asked me for step by step instructions...
Here’s how to line the skirt BONJOUR:
- Cut one back and one front lining shortened by 2cm, then assemble with a French seam**.
- Complete steps 1 to 9 inclusive.
- Place the skirt fabric and the lining wrong sides together and pin them edges together at the waist.
- Proceed to step 10, bearing in mind that the fabric and the lining are one, then create the waistband (steps 10 to 12 inclusive).
- To create the skirt lining’s hem: press a 5mm-wide fold towards the wrong side, then fold again by 5mm. Carefully pin, press, then topstitch 4mm from edge.
- To create the hem on the fabric skirt: either repeat what you did for the skirt lining, or follow steps 13 to 15.
- Loosely hand stitch the bottom of side seams between the fabric skirt and the skirt lining.
It’s finished !