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Posted on: 3/25/05 5:41 AM
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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.

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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.
 
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