Yesterday, I worked on my pencil skirt until past midnight - but still didn't manage to finish it. Lots and lots of hand work which, even if repetitive, requires some concentration. Here's what I managed to accomplish by the end of the day:
- I pinned Petersham ribbon around my waist to determine the length of the waistband.
- Using the Petersham ribbon as interfacing, I basted it to the fashion fabric wrong side up.
- Right sides together, I basted the waistband to the skirt. Then I stitched it with my machine (this was the only seam which I machine stitched; all other seams were made by hand).
- I pressed the seam towards the band, folded the raw edge inside and, using fell stitches, sewed the folded edge to the seamline.
|The drawing from the book illustrating the technique which I used|
So far my skirt is unhemmed and I need to finish the waistband by adding hooks and eyes, but I am so proud of the outcome that I can't help sharing it with you!
|Hand-picked zipper from the inside|
|Outside view. Even though the waistband is not completely finished, I am very satisfied with the end result.|
|Fell stitched waistband with remaining basting|
|Right side of the waistband: OMG I love this fabric!|
|Waistband from the front.|
|Still deciding on the length|
Unfortunately this skrit has to wait two more weeks because in just a few hours I am flying to New York and then to Baltimore to join Susan Khalje's French jacket seminar! After the seminar I'll spend a week with a friend from Susan's class who lives in Canada! More to come...