Added Apr 6, 2009
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Position 2 skirt panels together, right sides facing. Baste the seam and stitch from the slit sign (arrow) to the bottom. Secure seam ends. Keep the seam basted. Neaten the slit edge allowances separately from the top down to 2” (5 cm) below the slit sign, press them apart. Neaten the rest of the allowances and press them to the side.
Stitch the seams along the other panels from top to bottom. Neaten allowances and press to the side. Position the skirt panels together, right sides facing, and stitch the other 2 seams the same way (a).
Trim the allowance of the upper skirt edge to _“ (0.7 cm).
Position the waist band on the top skirt edge, right sides facing. Topstitch _” (0.7 cm) wide (b). Turn the waist band over the allowances and press. Fold the waist band edges inside ©.
Turn the waist band over the edge to the inside, fold and pin so that the waist band edge overlaps 2mm along the seam line. Stitch along the seam line of the waist band, enclosing the inner edge (d).
Sew a thread loop at the front waist band end. Accordingly, apply a button on the back end of the waist band.
Fold and press the seam line, fold again and stitch (e).
While wearing the dress the petticoat will be visible since the dress is open in the center front. Position the petticoat so that the slit (closure) is placed at the side and no seam visible in the front.