March 09, 2019

Tips and Tricks for Midi Skirts

Hey All!

The latest boxes went out a week ago, which means that most of you should have them in your hands. Yay!! And if, like me, you tear the box open and want to start right away, we're here to help with tricks, tips, and tutorials for the March Midi Skirt Boxes.

As per usual, we'll start with the sewalongs. As with all her patterns, Kelli at True Bias has put together a great tutorial for her Salida Skirt. And just this week, Megan Nielsen began her sewalong for the Wattle Skirt. As for the Dominique Skirt, Tilly and the Buttons has a paid workshop with step by step videos. While we aren't endorsing any product here, we've included the link in case you're interested. Finally, Deer and Doe doesn't have a complete sewalong, but they've created two tutorials on how to make changes to the Azara Skirt. So, without further ado, here are the links!

Tilly and the Buttons - Learn to Sew Skirts   True Bias - Salida Skirt Sewalong   Megan Nielsen - Wattle Skirt Sewalong

Deer and Doe - Azara Skirt - Grading Between Sizes   Deer and Doe - Azara Skirt - Adjusting Length

Skirt sewing is pretty straightforward, so this month we don't have a ton of helpful tips. But the ones we do have will definitely make your life easier. The first is about pockets. The great thing about sewing your own clothes is that you can add pockets to whatever you want! While the Salida Skirt and Wattle Skirt already have pockets, you may like to add in seam pockets to the Dominique Skirt and Azara Skirt With that in mind, we've included a quick how-to on adding pockets from Seamwork Magazine. The classic in-seam pocket will work wonderfully for the Dominique Skirt and the inserted pocket would be great for the Azara Skirt. You'll find the link below:

Seamwork - Design Your Own Inseam Pockets

Next up, a tip for the Salida Skirt. This skirt closes with a bar-style hook and eye, and in our research, we came across a cool way on couture techniques for attaching the hardware. It creates a pretty knotted look that will elevate your interior.

Bluprint - Couture hook and eye techniques

Finally, if you're like me, and it takes you forever to sew on a button by hand, here's a video from the Missouri Star Quilting Company on how to attach buttons using your machine. It's fast, easy, and incredibly time-saving!

That's it for this month. If we left anything out, let us know!
Until next time! Happy Sewing!


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