Up until now I knew three different sewing feet: two for putting in sippers (one for the invisible sipper and one for normal sippers), and one foot for everything else.
Then I read in blogs about sink-stitching the waistband and I decided to use this technique on my new skirt. Thanks to youtube I learned about the use of a special sewing foot which makes the sink-stitching so much easier. And, unbelievably, I actually own exactly the right foot for my sewing machine! Oh – how much easier is it with the use of the right foot!! I immediately took the manual of my sewing machine and I am now learning about all the other possibilities. I also stitched the hem using a special foot. Great!
So, here is is the newest addition to my wardrobe: A light and soft corduroy skirt with pockets and lining. I tend to make my skirts quite roomy, so that I can easily sit on the floor with kids, run after them and ride my bike. How well this skirt actually fits will show the wearing test – I notices already that the corduroy really loves to stick to my tights, even though I lined the skirt!
Pattern: Burda style 2 / 2010 download-pattern (BM1002 104). I made model B with lining and adjusted the length.
Fabric: fine corduroy (baby-cord), 100% cotton
Challenge: (1) first time I put lining into a garment; (2) first time I sink-stitched the waistband using a special sewing foot; (3) first time I stitched the hem with invisible seam using a special sewing foot.
Will I do it again? Yes! The next piece of fabric is waiting to be cut!
This is my contribution to RUMS.