Welcome to another great Fashion Sewing Blog sewing project.
In this three part series, I want to guide and teach you how to become a more competent fashion sewer.
We will set out to achieve this together, as we learn how to create a professional looking garment from a sewing pattern.
The Sewing Pattern
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You guessed it – Its a sewing pattern made by Burda with a reference number of 7342.
Click the link below for a more detailed look at this pattern. If you wish to follow the sewing project, you can also purchase this online.
As you may notice, there are two skirt patterns which can be constructed. I will be concentrating on skirt A.
The skirt -
So Let’s Get Started
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Below you will find a slideshow along with links to tutorial video’s.
Burda 7342 Simple Skirt Sewing Project – Managing the basics.
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge and get a better look.
How To Sew The Skirt -
1 – The Sewing Pattern – Cut or trace your pattern with your paper scissors.
2 – The Tools – This is generally what is needed (a guide) for sewing projects.
3 – What Size are You? – Most modern patterns are now multi-sized. Choose your size and cut along appropriate lines.
4 – The Yoke – The shortening and lengthening lines. You should cut and separate the pattern to make any necessary alterations to fit your measurements for the hip area.
5 – The Lower Skirt – The shortening and lengthening lines. You should cut and separate the pattern to make any necessary alterations if you want to shorten or lengthen the skirt.
6 – The Fabric and Notions – On the back of the sewing pattern are suggestions of fabrics that you can use, the type of interfacing suitable and the notions required such as zips and buttons etc.
7 – The Raw Edges – It is advisable to neaten the raw edges with an overlock stitch on your sewing machine or using a overlocker / serger, so that the seams do not fray. Only overlock /serge the side seam and the hemline.
If you do need any help in getting to this stage of the sewing project, please remember to visit FashionSewingBlogTV where you will find MANY tutorial video’s aimed to give you that helping hand.
Here are just three that I feel will help you in the early stages of starting a sewing project -
If you feel ready to move on, click -
Remember – Upload any photo’s of your sewing projects to my Sewingista Gallery and show your skills to the growing sewing community.
If you have any questions or simply want to say hello, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Happy fashion sewing,
Colleen G Lea