Tutorial:: Fold-Over-Band Mini4:38 pm
Hey guys! Long time no bloggee I know! I'm sorry. I've just been a bit unmotivated to do anything remotely crafty! Let alone blog about it. Yesterday we threw another party for the Monster, this time it was a Monster Mash! I'll try and get photos up tonight for you! In the meantime, I thought I should post the tutorial I wrote up and guest-blogged over at The Crafty Pirate's!
A skirt that fits you well
A t-shirt you wanna cut up
Some contrast t-shirt fabric ((commonly known as jersey or stretchknit or plain ol' knit fabric)) or you could use the scraps from your t-shirt.
First get a skirt that fits you well! It doesn't have to stretch. This is one I made for my 31 skirts project ((that I failed epicly)), and this tutorial shows how to make it ((minus the black colour-blocking))!
The Hemband is going to be the same, but the length will be the twice the length of the bottom front of the skirt.
Now sew one sideseam on the skirt. You can overlock it if you like. Usually when I'm sewing for myself, and because my overlocker was bought in 1994 ((yes, you heard)), I don't overlock my stretchknits. They don't fray at all.
Stitch. When stitching stretchknits, here's a tip. The stretchknit should ALWAYS be going horizontally. Across your body. If it doesn't go that way it's going ot be mighty uncomfortable! When sewing stretchknit, if you're sewing across it ((horizontally)) use a zigzag stitch. It helps the fabric stretch at the seams. When sewing stretchknit downwards ((vertically, like sideseams)), use straight stitch. You can use Zigzag, but when the seam is opened, it makes these weird little stitch marks on the outside. Cool if you're doing like a zombie/frankenstein-stitched sort deal, but kinda weird looking if you're not!
Do the same for the top.
Then fold your band down, and topstitch ((with a zigzag)). Do the same for the top.
Woo almost there!
All you have to do now is fold it in half ((rightsides together)) so the inside of the skirt is facing out, and stitch down that last sideseam!
YOU ARE FINISHED!