If you haven't read my drafting post, I'm trying to recreate 'Betty Jackson paper bag skirt'.
The construction was a breeze. I apologies for the photos as I was sewing in the evening and my living room light sucks. Sorry I didn't photographed every step. ( Booo... I was distracted watching TV )
With fabric on the fold, I cut front panel A and front panel B on the grain. So I had Side AB with the 15 cm square from the right and the mirror version of the square from the left.
I started by sewing each AB panel separately, making sure I clipped the curves and square ends.
Them I pinned and sew the centre seam. I think I will make this seam disappear by cutting the panel B on the fold for the final garment.
Then I cut the back panel as a whole on the fold and I redrafted and repositioned the dart making it smaller. Pressed to the centre.
I drafted facings for the front and back to enclose the elastic and I wanted to try blind hem. You can see by the pile of scraps below it didn't work. My machine sews catching the wrong side, making a extra pouch.
I saw millions of videos and followed my own machine tutorial but it didn't work. Oh Well. Reluctant I went for a very similar colour thread. I will have to figure it out before the final garment. ( Note that I did that on the following day- a bit better lighting- hurray.)
Top stitched the skirt. I know it's a muslim but I'm details freak.
Once sewn, the casing was ready for the elastic. I used 5 cm ( 2 inches) wide.
Looks quite funny untied!
So, how does my muslin compare. Did you think I did I good Job?
I made a few notes for future alterations that I feel it would improve even more this skirt but I'm so out of time to make another skirt for the contest.
I wanted to share the inside construction so If you plan to try this method is clear how I sewn it.
Do you think I should enter my wearable muslin?
lots of love,