Advanced | 19 min
Taught by Gretchen Hirsch
In this technique workshop, Gretchen shows you a versatile technique that you can use on any pencil skirt pattern. Instead of a high waistband, you’ll learn how to add a ribbon facing that doesn’t add any bulk to the waistline, which is ideal for making pencil skirts in heavier fabrics. The hand stitching and old-fashioned materials result in a classic, tailored piece.

 
Learn how to:
  • Shape ribbon facing
  • Edge stitch ribbon with sewing machine
  • Hand stitch and finishing techniques

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on finishing your waistbands
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert Gretchen Hirsch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
Introduction
01:02
Materials
02:27
Prep Ribbon Facing
07:43
Sew Ribbon Facing
03:45
05:22
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools:
  • Sewing machine
  • iron
  • hand sewing needle
  • pins
  • scissors
  • chalk pen
  • ruler
  • pins
Materials:
  • Skirt already constructed with zipper and lining
  • thread
  • click image link below for Petersham ribbon or use other natural ribbon
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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