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Friday, April 24, 2009

Simple Skirt 3

Serge or sew the sides together. Now you have a box skirt with all edges neatly edged and the seam in place.

Cut a piece of elastic 3/4 or 1/2 inch wide, about 2-3 inches smaller than your waistline. You don't want it to hang on you, so it should be fitted feeling when you're done.

Next we will construct the "casing" for the waistband elastic. Fold over the top edge (either open side can be the "top")about 1 1/2 inches (so that the elastic can fit inside it later), and iron it down. Open up slightly and, using hem bonding tape, iron down the casing on top of the hem tape, being careful to allow room for the elastic. LEAVE TWO INCHES OPEN TO INSERT ELASTIC.

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