Added Feb 16, 2007
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Front Skirt Piece/ Inverted Pleat
Fold front skirt piece in half, right sides facing. Pin pleat lines (front middle) onto another. (a)
Iron pleat so that the lines that are pinned onto each other hit the middle. Pin pleat to the upper edge. (b)
Fold loops at selvage lines, right side inside. Stitch edges onto another, trim seam allowances. Turn loops. Pin edges, iron and stitch neatly. Debaste upper edges. ©
Stitch loops right sides facing onto the upper side of the marked lines of the front and back piece. Secure seam ends. Place loops downward, pin. (d)
Pin Skirt Pieces
9.) Pin front skirt piece onto front bodice piece right sides facing (seam number 1) and stitch. Trim seam allowances, debaste held together and iron into the front piece. Stitch back skirt piece onto back piece in the same way. (e)
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