Posts Tagged ‘flatfelled seams’

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At last a finished product I can wear

March 17, 2011

So after the last two SWAP items, I was starting to worry that I was going to be unhappy with everything I sewed for this SWAP but I finished the skirt and ‘m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

The skirt is McCalls 5429 view B.

I love working with denim. It doesn’t slip and side out of my hands or off the sewing table and it holds its shape pretty well.

The new technique I incorporated into this skirt was the flat-felled seam.

I poked around online to make sure I knew what I was supposed to be doing and then I made sure I had plenty of water in my iron. I had side seams and eight inserts to stitch in place so this skirt gave me lots of practice with the technique.

Since I wanted to make sure that the seams fell on the outside of the inserts, I checked the raw edges carefully.

I then trimmed down to the seam the edge that will be on the inside.

Then I folded the longer side in half enclosing the trimmed edge inside it.I pressed the seam in place.

It took a lot of steam.

Then I stitched each flat felled seam down with double seams of topstitching in gold. There were 16 seams in  the end.

I’m quite proud of the way they look on the inside.

And here’s the outside of the skirt.

I’ve already worn it a few times and I love the way it swishes