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Summer Sewing for Sunny (and rainy) Days

Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?

Living in Southeast can be a big wardrobe hassle when the sun sneaks up on us. We love the weather, but our closets don't! So, why not do like our mothers taught us, and create or mod our own summer fashions. From classic cut-offs to skirts sewn from scratch, within minutes you too can have beach-ready wear that fits like a glove, and I'll show you how. [read on!]

by Tanna Peters


Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper

from: Craftsy

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Comment by Tanna Peters on July 16, 2009 at 12:20pm
With the jersey knits the fabrics don't unravel so I didn't hem mine. For a more complete look you definitely can - it can be a bit harder than hemming non-stretch fabrics so you have to be careful not to pull on the fabric as you hem it. Also, serging the hems on a project like this would look fantastic, especially if you used a contrasting thread. Thanks for reading!!
Comment by Patrice on July 16, 2009 at 9:05am
Do you hem the individual skirts?

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