Added Aug 23, 2009
Brooklyn, New Yo...
Pleated skirt with velvet ribbon and charmuese hem.
Fabric is rayon satin, black background with butterflies all over.
I made a size 44, but I feel like it sits too low on my hips. The waist falls right on my hip bones… I think I’d like it to be a bit higher.
I tested out sewing the velvet ribbon onto some scraps and I found that a very narrow zig zag stitch looked pretty good. I matched my top thread to the ribbon and the bottom thread was black.
Since I don’t have a serger, I turned the right side seam allowance under and zig-zagged to finish them. The left side (with the zipper) I used a hong kong finish. I think this was a better way to finish the side seams with this fabric (rather than a french seam) because I wanted them flat with no bulk.
Over all, I am thrilled with this skirt. The printed fabric was in my stash and I just had to buy the ribbon, silk charm, and a zipper.
100% rayon satin; silk velvet ribbon, silk charmeuse, poly thread, invisible zipper
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