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.

What you will learn:
— Shaping ribbon facing
— Edge stitching ribbon with sewing machine
— Hand stitching and finishing techniques

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
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