A-line skirt with button front placket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Because I already had fitted the basic pattern I could simply alter it to include a waistband and button front placket without having to worry about fit.

What you will need

  • Swedish tracing paper for drafting the pattern. Stretch denim for skirt
  • piece of cotton for pocket lining and striped cotton to make bias tape. Fusible woven interfacing for the waistband and placket facings. 8 buttons and 1 hook. I've blogged about this project here: http://wp.me/p3RIIN-gJ

Q&A with Emmely

happychica asked:
Love the skirt! Great fit and craftsmanship!
Emmely answered:
Thank you!
twiggyann asked:
Love it!
Emmely answered:
Thank you!
shessassy asked:
Nice, love the waist band trim. I'll have to try buttons on this pattern soon. :-)
Emmely answered:
Thank you! I found the bias tape on the waistband made it much easier to topstitch. Adding buttons is really easy so give it a go!
cherie321 asked:
Such a lovely skirt - nice work! Thanks for the detailed photos too :)
Emmely answered:
Thank you!
Bibi A asked:
By the way: Did you serge and top stitch the hem or did you use a twin needle?
Emmely answered:
Thank you! I serged the edge, folded it over and used a coverstitch machine to hem. This gives a similar result as a twin needle.