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Check it out, ladies: a pillowcase that you can totally wear to the office! Supplies: * 1 pillowcase * 1 zipper (7" or 9") Tools: * Sewing machine (...
Iron your pillowcase flat. Cut off the finished (open) end just below the seam. You will use this piece to create the waistband later.
Center the seam at the back, and press the pillowcase. Open the back seam from the top, creating a space long enough to fit your zipper. At this poin...
Before laying the zipper in place, turn skirt inside out and fold back the unfinished edges of the opening about ¼" and press.
Lay the zipper in place, taking care to center it in the opening. (Please excuse the magical color-changing zipper. I was working on 2 skirts at the s...
Pin the zipper into place.
Stitch around the edge of the zipper, securing it in place.
Turn skirt right side out, centering the zipper in the back, and press.
Find the center of the top of the skirt and mark it.
Either using a dress form or yourself (with a steady-handed friend to help pin), dart the front and the back of the skirt to make the waist the correc...
Remove the skirt from the dress form and turn it inside out. Place a vertical pin at the top of each dart, then use a ruler to draw a line about 8" lo...
Pin along the line for each dart.
Sew each dart in place along the line you drew in step 10.
With the darts in place, it's time to add the waistband. Cut the finished seam off of the material that you set aside in step 1, creating a long strip...
Fold the unfinished edges in ¼" towards the center fold, and press into place.
Measure around the waist of the skirt. Cut the waistband strip to size, leaving an extra ¼" on each side to finish the ends. Fold each end under ¼", t...
Starting on one side of the zipper, line up the folded end of the waistband with the edge of the zipper opening and pin into place.
Pin the rest of the waistband into place around the skirt.
Stitch down the edges and around the waistband to secure it in place.
Hem the bottom to length, folding the unfinished edges under and pressing into place.
Stitch around the top fold of the hem, finishing the edges.
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Posted:Jun 8, 2011
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