Welcome fashion sewers to another Fashion Sewing Blog sew-along.
Together, we will look at, and make the Simplicity 2117 skirt sewing pattern that was chosen by Fashion Sewing Blog readers during our recent poll.
I do hope that the chosen sewing pattern was your specific choice! If not, do take part as you’ll still be making a really simple yet stylish skirt that I’m quite sure will be a fantastic addition to any wardrobe.
Are You Ready?
Before we begin, I’ve changed the format of this specific sew-along. The slideshow in this sew-along has been replaced by two tutorial video’s.
They say variety is the spice of life! I’d be interested to know what you think.
You should also have to hand all of the tools, equipment and materials needed to complete this sew-along in a quick, timeless and easy fashion.
Double check NOW by visiting ‘Sewing Project – A Checklist For The Simplicity 2117 Easy Skirt‘.
You can also purchase the sewing pattern at most good sewing / fabric stockists or by clicking – Sewing Patterns
The Simplicity 2117 Skirt Sew-Along – Part 1.
In part 1 of our sew-along, we shall look at and complete the front section of the skirt. This will involve the sewing of pleats and two hip / inset pockets.
Sewing Pleats – Pinch a small area of fabric to create a fold. Stitch, and then fold back on itself, sewing the pleat to the waistline. This skirt requires four small pleats. See how it’s done by watching – How To Sew Pleats.
Sewing Pockets – Sew the lining of the pockets to the skirt ensuring the lining lies to the inside of the front skirt pattern piece. Sew the back of the pocket onto the lining.
The Simplicity 2117 Skirt Sew-Along – Part 2.
In part 2, we shall now look at completing the back sections and the skirt itself. The fashion sewing techniques required will be sewing darts, inserting a zip / zipper and sewing a vent.
Sewing Darts – Start with the widest point of the dart (at the waist) and sew down to the tailor tack / pattern marking. See how it’s done by watching – How To Sew Darts.
Inserting A Zipper – I used a regular zip for this skirt. The technique used was lapped insertion. This means one edge of the seam to the skirt covers the teeth of the zipper. The zipper is sewn into the centre back seam. See how it’s done by watching – How To Insert A Zip / Zipper.
Sewing The Vent – A vent is an extension to a seam allowance. This skirt has a centre back vent. For a full video tutorial demonstrating this technique, watch – How To Sew Vents.
NB – Try to follow your sewing pattern instructions to aid you in the completion of this skirt. I am however, acutely aware that instructions sometimes don’t tell you everything you need to know or can, in some circumstances, simply confuse and frustrate.
Any problems? Please don’t hesitate to contact me!
An Invitation To A Photo Shoot!
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Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea