How to Sew a Skirt

April 26, 2011
Flared knit skirt and jacket

I’m experimenting with how to sew a skirt. For years I used the same Stretch & Sew pattern–a bias-cut, elastic-waist flared skirt (#180). This time I decided to try something different. I got out Marcy Tilton’s book Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts, and flipped through it for ideas. This book is one of my treasures. […]

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Sewing Ideas for Knits

April 6, 2011
Neckline finish with Stretch Magic

I’m always looking for creative sewing ideas. Recently I made a knit skirt and jacket out of a beautiful raspberry rayon knit. The jacket pattern was Butterick B5049, which called for bias binding around the outside edge. That just seemed too bulky to me, so I started looking around for other ideas. My first thought […]

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