Monday, 11 August 2014

Clémence skirt

I've been sewing a Clémence skirt from Love At First Stitch

The great thing about this skirt was you created your own pattern. The photo tutorials and the explanations in the book are super clear.

The hardest part of the process was the 'stitch in the ditch' technique to secure the waist band - at this point I wasn't very confident with my sewing machine as hadn't developed good control over the speed of the stitching via the foot peddle.

The best thing about this pattern was learning about French seams - what a great idea to hide the raw edges.

I used some cotton poplin I bought from John Lewis for about £6 a metre - I love the colour however the fabric does have a bit of a rustle to it when worn. I only had a standard zip rather than an invisible one so I used that. I used the zip foot on my machine but found it tough to sew in neatly - I guess some more practice is required.

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