3. SEW THE SOLID FABRIC SKIRT PANELS
3a. The solid fabric side of the skirt
is very straightforward so it’s best
to start here. Stay-stitch the front
and back waistline edges to prevent
stretching. Start from the center
and sew toward the outside edges
approximately ½" from the edge.
3b. With right sides together, join
the center back seam of the back
skirt sections, matching the pattern
symbols for placement. Sew each
front skirt panel to the back skirt
panels at the side seams. With an
iron, press all seams open to lie flat.
3c. Pin piping
3" from the edges
around the entire skirt, except for
the waistband side. Sew as close to
the piping as your machine allows.
Clip the seams around the curves
to eliminate bulk.
To add the elastic band for closure,
measure down 1" on the center
front panels at the waistline and
mark with a pin. Cut 2 strips of cord
elastic 3¼" long, and fold them in
half. Position each at the 1" mark on
either side of the opening with the
loop facing away from the raw edge.
Using a very small stitch, sew the
elastic cord along the piping seam
line. Reinforce stitches to prevent
the cord from slipping out.