Constructing Sidonie á la Chanel
Added Mar 20, 2008
Atlanta Area, Ge...
This is the second of three mini-tutorials on making Sidonie á la Chanel, my variation on the free BurdaStyle Sidonie pattern. It is a very simple skirt to make, and this tutorial will walk you through every step. Though easy enough for a beginner, this tutorial assumes that you know how to construct a basic skirt with a zipper. Please consult the sewpedia for details on sewing terms.
In the first tutorial, you learned to modify the Sidonie pattern. You ended up with six pattern pieces: three front panels and three back panels. The finished skirt appears below.
You will also learn how to shorten a zipper that is too long. You will learn some tips on avoiding “wobbly” and “buckling” zipper seams and darts using stabilization techniques.
Fabric with a contrasting right and wrong side such as moleskin or crepe-back satin
Stay tape (ribbon)
1" wide grosgrain ribbon (waist size plus 1")
Remnant of fusible interfacing (to stabilize the zipper)
Twin needle (optional)