I finally cut out my next, hopefully successful sewing project: a simple skirt. At least, the design looks simple.
|photo credit: Miss Celie's Pants|
I read through the instructions and have not an effing clue as to what Burda is talking about with the front inset. The instructions start out okay, then delve into WTF midway through.
1. Lay each interfaced front yoke piece on yoke piece with no interfacing RST.
2. Stitch along front and upper edges.
3. Begin stitching on left front yoke exactly on seam line of joining edge.
Um...okay. What joining edge? The edge that will eventually join with the side front?
4. Trim seam allowances.
5. Turn yokes right side out.
This wasn't done already?
6. Work buttonholes in right front yoke.
7. Baste right front yoke to left front yoke, matching centres and not catching left yoke piece with no interfacing.
What are you talking about?
8. Clip allowance at marking on right inside yoke piece.
9. Stitch yoke right sides together with upper edge of center front skirt panel, not catching inside yoke pieces.
Again, what are you talking about? So the inside yoke piece isn't attached to the center front panel at all? How does that make this stable? I am so confused!
The instructions for attaching the facing are equally confusing. I normally don't include facings on skirts, but I couldn't think of a better way to clean-finish and stabilize the top edge. Ugh! Maybe I should have read the directions first before cutting out my fabric. Waaaaah!
Oooooooh Shaaaron! You've sewn this skirt, yes? What in the holy hell is Burda talking about? =)
Anyone have any ideas?