Nov 13, 2014

LLK Sewalong- Day 4 Retro Glam Skirt

Hi friends,

Welcome back to day 4 of the sewalong featuring the Little Lizard King Retro Glam Skirt! Let's recap!

On day 1, we purchased and printed out the pattern. The best part of the day was picking out our materials! 

On day 2, we cut out our fabric and listened to some sweet jams while we worked. 

On day 3, we constructed the waistband and (optional) sashes. 

Now, it's time to sew together the skirt pieces. Grab your 10 scallops and 10 triangles. It is important to note which end the top of the pattern piece. 

Take one triangle piece and one scallop piece. Place the pieces right side together and sew along one edge. It is SUPER important to keep the 1/2" seam allowance! Sew from the bottom edge to the top (waistband) edge.

Place this joined pair aside and continue doing this until you have 10 pairs. 

Serge or zig zag finish the seams. Press the seams towards the triangle. 

Take two pieces and lay the right sides together. Again, sew from the bottom hem to the top hemline. 

Your stitches should form an "X" at the top of the skirt. Continue this until all pieces have been connected.

Take a minute to make sure that your triangles come to a triangle point at the bottom and that your scallops come to a triangle point at the top. If you did not follow the seam allowance correctly, your pieces will not come to a point. This will mean that your skirt will be too wide for the waistband. Of course, I am not speaking from experience! My first Retro Glam Skirt definitely fit perfectly into my waistband because I took special note of the 1/2" seam allowance and by no means did a 1/4" seam allowance. 

Serge or zig zig the new hems you made. Press these towards the scallops so all the hems are facing the same direction. 

The last thing we are going to do today is to hem the bottom and add that ADORABLE rick rack. Serge or zig zag along the bottom hem. 

Now why would I want just one color of rick rack when I could have two?! I weaved my rick rack like this:

Sew the rick rack to the RIGHT side of your fabric. The deeper the curve that you sew, the deeper the scallop. 

Flip the rick rack (or other trim) to the wrong side of the fabric and topstitch. 

And that's it for today! We now have an assembled skirt and an assembled waistband. If you're like me, you can hardly wait for tomorrow!

Don't forget to share your questions and progress at the LLK Cafe! Our hash tag for this sewalong is #LLKRetroGlam. We'd love for you to use this when you share photos!

Sewalong for now!


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