Pencil Skirt Construction Part 2 includes:
- Constructing the Facing
- Back Vent with Mitered Hem
Step 4: Constructing the Facing
- Stitch the Front Facing to the Back Facings side seams. You’ll have a one rounded Facing Piece.
- If you want to add a label to your skirt, you can attach it to one of the back facings.
The Facings Do Not have darts
- Pin the facing to the skirt matching the side seams and center front.
- Stitch the facing to the skirt.
To reduce bulk, press the facing seam allowance and the skirt seam allowance on opposite directions.
- Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″ – I like to do my trimming with Pinking Shears to trim and finish the seam in one swoop.
- Press the seam open and then towards the facing.
You’ll have a nice finishing if you press the seam open on a Point Presser with Clapper and then pressing towards the facing.
- Topstich on the facing close to the edge (about 1/8″)
Step 5: Back Vent with Mitered Hem
- Serge or zig zag the hem
- Press the Hem and Vent 1 1/4″
A Clover 7806 Hot Hemmer can make this job easier. You’ll get a nice even hem!
- Fold the Hem and Vent Point RST (Right Sides together)
- Draw a line at a 90 degree angle forming a triangle.
- Stitch on the line an trim the fabric. (leaving about 1/4″ of seam allowance)
- Turn the hem and vent with the help of a Bamboo Point and Creaser and Press
You’ll have a nice and flat hem if you use a Clapper.
- Use the blind hem stitch of your sewing machine to hem your skirt.
- Next we attach the lining and stitch the facing to the zipper!
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