I knew I wanted to do a Sewalong for this skirt from the get-go. Especially since some of the steps can be a little intimidating. I also knew that the sewalong would happen some time shortly after the pattern released. Then some interesting things started coming together. My lovely testers were making all of these gorgeous Patti’s in sparkly & festive fabrics. Then I looked at a calendar and realized… duh its December…. HOLIDAY THEMED SEWALONG!!!!
This skirt looks amazing sewn up in party-appropriate fabrics like taffeta, brocade, plaid wool, and anything woven that shimmers. So fish out that fancy fabric from your stash you’ve been dying to use, and lets make a holiday skirt together!
WEEK ONE: Skirt Prep
12/4 – Intro & inspiration
12/5 – Fabric & Supplies
12/6 – Selecting a size & Fit adjustments
12/7 – Customizing & variations – Including how to draft a lining (optional)!
WEEK TWO: Assembly
12/11 – Assembling the side front, hem facings, & back skirt
12/12 – Assembling the front skirt, side seams, & stitching the pleats
12/13 – Inserting a zipper & assembling the lining (optional)
12/14 – Waistband
WEEK THREE: Finishing touches
12/18 – Hem facings, lining finishings, hook & bar
12/19 – Styling tips
The sewalong will be delivered in a series of posts (right here on the blog!) with instructional videos. Videos will be accompanied by extra explanation and in some cases photos. I find video instruction to be much more clear and concise & I hope you enjoy this format!
And thats it! In about 2 1/2 weeks we will have you all ready for your big holiday parties. If you are antsy and want to go ahead and get fabric, again I recommend taffeta, brocade, festive wool, or medium weight woven fabrics that shine!
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Happy Patti Pocket Sewing!