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The pencil skirt factory

Sewing Tidbits

Sewing Tidbits is the sewing blog written since 2013 by Delphine, the co-founder of Just Patterns.

The pencil skirt factory

Sewing Tidbits

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I have been sewing pencil skirts with a bagged lining, using as much resources as I could from the tutorials@Fashion Incubator. I drafted the main skirt, tried it in muslin and then drafted the rest as close as I could to Kathleen's advice:the lining is 1" shorter at the hem but has an extra 1/2" between the bottom of the zipper and the top of the vent.The zipper area and the vent of the shell and lining are drafted after the tutorials (the nameless tutorials and the lapped zipper).The facing is minus 1/8"at the waist seam so that it stays on the inside.Here is what the pieces look like :Here is some kind of operations order (things in the same number can be done in any order, this is just how I did it the first time when I was taking notes)0/ Fuse all pieces1/ Sew side seams of the facingsPrepare front (darts, pockets, etc.) shell and liningPrepare back shell and lining2/ Sew shell side seams and lining (without forgetting to leave an opening on one side)3/ Sew lining to waistband facing

Sew L shape in the middle back of the shell,

4/ Sew zipper to the skirtZipper : see the proper zipper tutorial mentionned above. First one was a lapped zipper, on the second I did an invisible one (I'm clearly better at invisible...)5/ Attach lining to the zipper6/ Sew lining to the shell at the waist7/ Understitch SA to facingsVent: See the nameless tutorial !! I actually printed it out and have it in an binder in my sewing space.Sew point to point on the lining

Sew the cut out part of the shell stopping 3/8’’ before the end

Sew the lining to shell at the hemSew the lining up the vent

Turn inside out through side seamTopstich ventClose lining side seam.It looks long but it's really not !! I'll add later the pictures of the 3 skirts I made so far !