Swirl Skirt

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Finished!!!

I am not the sewist many of you are, and I had a little trouble with
this pattern.  I ended up doing it on the serger, but it was a battle.
I had a fairly sheer woven poly.....maybe that was the problem.......

Rolling the hem was a living nightmare.....every time I came to one of
the many seams, the serger would try to run off the edge of the fabric.
 I ended up "re-doing" several spots.

If DDIL loves it I may attempt it again.  It is very
attractive......but a PITA for my skill level, which is intermediate at
best.


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any photos of it?  i'd love to see!

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Pat in Arkansas wrote:

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But you did it - and learned a lot on the way!  :)  Some sergers are
better at not dropping off sheers than others.  Seams are often a
problem.  I find a 3 thread hem sewn with a slightly longer stitch and
done a little slower can help.

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Pat, if you do end up making this skirt again, why not hem the edges
before you seam the skirt? That would eliminate the issue of jumping
them, perhaps.

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
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Great idea!!.....come to think of it....as you sew each gore you could
continue past the seam and do that section of the hem.....

Now why didn't I think of that!   LOLOLOLOL on me!!

Thanks for the tips.....I will try the stitch tips too.  So much of the
seam is bias that I am sure it pulled away from the foot once it hit
the knives.......    Live and learn!!!       Easing R us on this thing.


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I have a swirl skirt pattern from Simplicity (#8800). The instructions
suggest hemming before seaming. I have never made this skirt. It is dated
1994. I may sew it up this summer.

Kitty



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That's a pretty one, too.  I made one for me out of 3 rayons (didn't
have enough to use only two, couldn't find a fourth that went).  I
wore it once, and my teenager saw it.  I've not gotten it back yet.
It's a nice summer skirt.  I didn't hem before seaming, but I hemmed
each section as I sewed it on to the next one.  

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