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I recently treated myself to a dressmakers mannequin - looks cool in the house and makes itself useful! So for my first project using the mannequin, I...
- A length of pretty fabric about 2 metres by 1.5 metres would do, depending on what size skirt you're making. Cotton would be fine or a cotton/poly m...
I decided not to bother using a pattern for this skirt, because I thought it would be quite simple. So using my mannequin, I pinned the long length of...
Take the skirt off the mannequin (or yourself) and lay it down somewhere flat. You will need to measure what size to make the waist. Again, here inste...
I wasn't sure how I was going to fasten the skirt, but then I found this excellent pink zip in my sewing box, and decided it was perfect. Putting in a...
In real patterns, and most garments bought in shops, interfacing is used to make the waistband more sturdy, I didn't use any in this case, instead I m...
Fold the ends of your waistband under inside and out so that they sit neatly either side of the zip (see image). And stitch carefully to secure. I thi...
Finally you will need to pin up the hem and sew it. This is where the mannequin came in very handy - if you don't have one, you really have to guess a...
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