SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Top-stitching or felling skirt seams

Viewed 5371 times
Posted by: Elsy

About Elsy
Member since: 1/23/03
UnVerified member
Reviews: 10 (tips: 1)
Skill level:Intermediate
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 3/25/05 5:41 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 3 people   
Top-stitching or felling is much more difficult once the skirt is assembled, but must be done AFTER the fit is correct, as it's such a pig to unpick. To make it easy, assemble the skirt like this:

Sew (but don't top-stitch or fell) all seams but one - perhaps a side seam without the zip.
Firmly baste the last seam.
Check the fit and make any adjustments.
Unpick the basted seam and do the top-stitching or felling.
Sew and top-stitch or fell the last seam.

This allows you to do almost all of the top-stitching on a fairly flat garment.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Just Make it Sew

Quality Fashion Fabrics

Patterns from the Past

vintage sewing patterns

Reconstructing History

Historical Patterns
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment    
SewVeryTall said... (3/25/05 7:42 AM) Reply
Wouldn't that throw your front and back darts off of their centered positions?
Nancy Anne said... (3/25/05 7:34 AM) Reply
What a great idea! I love the look of top stitching, but often decide not to do it because of the awkward angle.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Favorite Things Little Nightie Night Pattern

Favorite Things Little Nightie Night Pattern

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Balboa Shirt & Topper

Sewing Workshop Balboa Shirt & Topper

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.