Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pencil Skirt Part Three: Sewing the Facing

This is part three of my "How to Make a Pencil Skirt" series. For earlier segments see

In step one, you cut out a set of two back facing pieces and one front facing piece from your fabric and from the fusible interfacing. Pull those pieces out.
Pull out your iron and fuse each fabric piece to its fabric counterpart. When fusing with the iron, be sure to place the bumpy side of the interfacing down, against the wrong side of the fabric.
Now you will sew one back piece to each side of the front piece.
pin right sides together, and sew!
Press your seams open. 
Next, sew a line 1/4 inch from the bottom edge.Then take your pinking shears to the edge and cut (if you have a serger, you can just serge those raw ends and know that I am jealous of you and your beautiful serger)
Are you wondering why you just sewed a line along your edge?  You are going to fold the edge up along that stitching line. The sewn line will help the fabric fold up along the curve and create a smooth and beautiful hem!  Try it and see! Fold it, and sew along the turned edge.
Flip your facing over and marvel at how good your facing looks!

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