Added Jan 20, 2007
New York, New Yo...
Lay skirt front on skirt back, right sides facing. Baste side seams, matching Seam numbers (8) and stitch, stitching left side seam from slit mark to lower edge. Tie-off edge of seams. Leave slit basted. Finish sedges of seam allowances and press seams open. (a)
To gather upper edge of skirt, first stitch two closely spaced lines of machine basting close to upper edge. Pull bobbin threads to gather skirt to match the lower edge of bodice. Knot gathering threads. Distribute evenly. Open allowances on slit edges on slit edges of bodice and skirt. (b)
Pin upper edge of skirt to lower edge of bodice right sides facing, matching side seams. Baste skirt to bodice, matching seam numbers (12), and stitch. Trim seam allowances. Finish edges of allowances together and press up. ©