I think I used the regular presser foot to sew about 2% of the seams in the beginning, and then left the zipper foot in for the rest of the time.
I also sewed this skirt in backwards sequence. Not by accident - but because it was actually necessary.
Sewing for the kids became a little old this week, so I thought I'd take a break and make something for me. I tend to do this whenever I'm about to go to Singapore. I suspect it's because I will be, once again, in the company of real seamstresses like Mum/Auntie Laura/Jen and I need something that doesn't look like it came from the 49 cent clearance rack of Old Navy (yes, I actually own 49 cent Old Navy skirts. Two, in fact.).
So I consulted my pinterest boards and saw this:
And decided I'd copy it. Not exactly, since I didn't have black or grey fabric that was nice to wear. Found a sad bit of denim in my stash and thought I'd just put piping everywhere because I have no self-restraint whatsoever with piping.
I also thought it would be a fast project. I'm such a fool.
You see the pocket?
I decided to add that in halfway. And by "halfway", I mean "after the side seams were already sewn up".
And (see earlier note on lack of self-restraint) I also decided it should have piping on both edges, to be coherent with the rest of the piping everywhere. And by "decided" I mean "after I'd already cut open the welt".
If you've never heard what bad planning sounds like, you do now.
The um.... faux flap button placket thing
is just a faced hem, right?
Pretty, very neat, no raw edges etc.
But it had to be sewn first, not last. Who hems their skirts first before sewing the zippers? Only crazy people, that's who.
So yes, that invisible zipper has to be sewn last. And by "last", I mean "only the buttons and waist facing were more last than it".
Too cold today to actually model this outdoors for you, so I made Fleur do it. She's not a coward like I am.
I'm working on one more skirt for me.
It has batik in it. But no piping.