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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sewing Class Skirt : Russian doll a-line skirt

This is the A-line skirt we made in our after school sewing class I've been teaching some really COOL high school girls who shall remain unnamed but You know who you are! We made a pattern from an A-line skirt from this really easy book :
Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified
This project was  the darted A-line skirt with a side zipper and a bias tape waistband. I added the pockets but think I did a messy job.

This is the detail from the bias tape waistband. The book said to sew the tape on one side and then sew the other side down with the machine. If I make this skirt again I will sew the bias tape by hand because I think the machine stitching looks sloppy. I also would probably do the hem by hand because a 1/2 inch machine straight stitched hem also looks a little shoddy.

Perfect for jumping rope. I am sort of obsessed with Russian nesting dolls lately. I think I'll make some bibs with them on them to sell!


  1. Very original!! I love the baby pants too, the pictures are so cute


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