Instead of rushing and not really minding what the seams look like on the inside, I used bias tape on every. single. seam. I don't have an overlocker and I don't think I would be ready for it just yet. I still tell myself that zigzagging the edges makes the garments feel hand made in that lovely old fashioned way. It's close to the truth but who wouldn't want their clothes to look spot on with straight cut, perfectly even edges? I'm just not ready for the commitment that an overlocker would require. Besides I absolutely love how pretty the bias taped seams are on this skirt!
All in all making this skirt was really enjoyable. The only tricky part was ensuring that the stripes match in the seams but as I used the selvadge as the hem of the skirt it wasn't too tricky. This time I left the skirt as long as the pattern suggests. The last time I used this pattern I felt it was a bit too long but the length is growing on me. And need I remind myself that it's not for me, as much as I love it! Renata is taller than I am so I think the length will be just fine. The original plan was to add some swirly figures with the pink on top of the fabric trim but I decided against it in the end. Instead I used it as a hem decoration and I think it works great as a little kick of color (this skirt would have been way too plain without it, right!?).
I hope you like the skirt as much as I do and Renata - I especially hope you do! Airmail to follow...
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