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3. Fold up hem of each skirt twice and sew. For C, attach bias tape for ribbon casing to the overskirt and insert ribbon. 4. Create waist casing. Leave opening for elastic and stitch. 5. Match waists of overskirt and underskirt and attach waist casing. 6. Insert elastic into waist casing and stitch to secure. 5) in (cm) 1 Fold 2 (5) Waist casing cut 2 6 8½ (21) 11 (28) 12 (30) 13 (33) in (cm) Fold 7⁄8 (2) Waist casing cut 2 5 4 Garment R Back 22 (56)/22½ (57)/23 (58)/23¼ (59) in (cm) Front 21¼ (54)/21¾ (55)/22 (56)/22½ (57) in (cm) Garment C Double-layered skirt (with ribbons) 8½ (21) 11 (28) 12 (30) 13 (33) in (cm) Back 22 (56)/22½ (57)/23 (58)/23¼ (59) in (cm) Front 21¼ (54)/21¾ (55)/22 (56)/22½ (57) in (cm) • Main fabric—plain black lawn 45 in (110cm) wide—36/50/52/56 in (90/120/130/140cm) • Elastic 1 in (2cm) wide—17½/18½/19½/20½ in (44/46/49/52cm) • There is no pattern given for this garment.

For pocket positioning, make marks on the left and right edges of where the pocket should go; for tucks, mark four points: left and right start points and left and right end points. Match right and left points and sew from start to end points at a regular width using the measurements on the sewing machine feed plate as a guide (see right). Sections that require drafting of precise lines are explained on instruction pages. indd 36 4/28/14 11:37 AM Sewing Note [making the next steps fun] MARK MEASUREMENTS ON THE SEWING MACHINE SEWING KNIT FABRIC Knit fabric should only be sewn using needles, thread and adhesive interfacing especially for that purpose.

This allows for a neat finish. Tracing paper or carbon paper Add seam allowance Use right angles to make corners of seam allowance Double roulette. 5cm) increments so it's possible to add an even seam allowance from ³⁄8 – 1¹⁄8 in (1-3cm). indd 35 4/28/14 11:37 AM Sewing Note CUTTING OUT AND ADHESIVE INTERFACING Fabric Before cutting out the fabric, ensure you have enough by laying all the pattern pieces on the fabric to check whether they will fit. I recommend using a rotary cutter and a large cutting board, because you can lay all the pattern pieces on the fabric, secure them with a weight so they don’t move, and cut around them.

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