So easy you could do it with your eyes closed!

I have to take a slight detour in my blouse sewing schedule.  I have noticed some “staples” missing in my work wardrobe – a dark brown skirt and a navy blue skirt.  So I grabbed up the easiest quickest pattern I have, McCall’s M6654, and two polyester knits from my stash.

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Both fabrics are so dark here they are hard to see!  This pattern is specifically made for knits.  It has only three easy pieces, front, back and waistband.  Being who I am I trace out the front and back only – ya, I don’t need the waistband!

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I serged together the side seams, serged the top edge and the bottom edge to neaten them up, then sewed up 1/2″ on the bottom edge with my twin needle on my sewing machine.

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For the elastic top casing, first I measured my elastic snug on my waist and sewed it together into a loop.  Then I marked the centre, back and sides of my elastic. On my skirt top edge I folded down the width of my elastic plus a 1/4″ and sewed close to the folded edge to start forming the casing.

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Then I slipped my elastic in, pinning it in at the centre, back and sides.  Then I sewed the bottom of my casing, keeping my elastic free inside, away from my sewing needle.  I always leave an “escape hatch” in my casing  to adjust my elastic!

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Almost finished.  This is what the inside looks like.  Now to try it on…

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Of course, as usual the elastic is a little too loose.  So I pull it out, cut off 2″, sew the elastic back together again, and tuck it back into the casing, then sew the casing shut.  It seems I always start with too much elastic, better than not enough, I guess!

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Finished skirt… TA DA!!  So easy, just like that!

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Until next time… Happy Sewing!

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