Sweet Lilly Sew Along Day 4: Skirt Placket and Back Skirt Tutorial
You will need for this tutorial:
- Skirt placket pattern piece
- Back skirt piece
Press the skirt placket piece of your Sweet Lilly wrong sides together 1/4″ (0.5 cm) on one of the long sides. This is how it will look like after pressing.
Fold your back skirt in half RST. Mark a line at the fold of the skirt down 4″ (10cm) from the top of the skirt. Cut to make the opening for the placket. This is how it should look like.
Now open the cut you just made into a wide “V”. This is how it should look like.
With the wrong side of the skirt and the right side of the placket together, align the unfolded raw edges of the placket with the open slit on the top of the skirt and pin and sew. When you sew, start with a 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance and gradually taper the allowance when you get close to the center of the placket to a needle width seam allowance. Then, as you sew back up to the opposite top edge the skirt, widen the seam allowance back to 3/8″ (1 cm) again.
Now we will fold the placket around the raw edges to the right side of the fabric.
Make sure there is no puckers at the bottom of the placket, edge stitch 1/8″ (0.3 cm) away from the folded edge. Press. Beautiful right!
With the back skirt folded RST, we will sew the bottom of the placket at an angle to complete the placket tutorial. Sew at an angle will help your placket lay flat when folded in half! Just perfect!
You are almost there! Place your back skirt right side up. Fold the right side of the placket behind the skirt, press and baste it in place.
The placket should be hidden when closed and no longer visible from the right side. Isn’t this beautiful!
Take a minute to admire your Skirt placket!
Beautiful! See you tomorrow for the full skirt and ruffles tutorial.