Well, hopefully day 1 went well for you, I’m glad to hear some new tips and your excitement in making something for yourself, finally!
Today we’re going to put together the main body of the skirt with pockets. I’ll add some suggestions for finishing the seams as well, but definitely feel free to do whatever works for you.
Please note that this pattern calls for 5/8″ seam allowances throughout. Make sure you know where that is on your machine (and if you don’t, get out a ruler and measure from the needle and mark 5/8″ with a piece of masking tape, etc.)
This step uses a french seam for both side seams, I chose to do this method because it frays less and looks more professional. Place skirt front and assembled skirt back WRONG sides facing. This seems wrong, but don’t worry, it’s easy and painless. Sew down each side seam with a 1/4″ seam allowance (this is instead of the 5/8″ allowance called for).
Pull those tails (either the bobbin threads/bottom threads or the spool threads/top threads – not all threads) gently and as evenly as possible to gather the skirt.
It’s starting to look more like a skirt! Hope you join me tomorrow for Day 3. ♥
[I'm going to run this sew along a little differently than my typical blog posts, if you have any questions or comments or suggestions/tips please leave them in the comments section and I'll respond to them there. Usually I like to reply to comments directly by email when time allows, but this way the info will be there for anyone who joins along.]