how to sew a half circle skirt with lining: seams and zipper


my least favorite time of the year is here. In Germany you can buy fireworks in the days leading up to new years eve, so everyone can do their own fireworks. Sadly not everyone keeps to the rule not to use anything before 11pm on new years eve and I am really easily scared and so all that loud noises scare me. But whats worse is there are a few people who think its fun to throw those things at others, so I am hiding inside. šŸ˜‰ The only good thing is in a big city as Berlin you have a very colorful sky at midnight on new years and I am living on the fifth floor. šŸ˜‰

Anyhow enough about scared me, here are the next steps for the half circle skirt. Part1 can be found here.

DSCF5664DSCF5665Now I pinned the centre front seam, to make sure the lines match up I pinned in the lines.

DSCF5666Next I sewed and ironed the seam allowances apart, and the serged, because I forgot to serge up front, and while at it I serged all edges

DSCF5667next I pinned the centre back seam

DSCF5672and marked the length of the zipper I wanted to use, then sewed the part below that mark with normal stitching and the part above with wide stitching. Then I ironed the seam allowances apart.

DSCF5673DSCF5674next I pinned the zipper to the seam

DSCF5675sewed around and then unpicked the wide stitching

DSCF5676now I pinned the side seams, carefully matching up stripes again

DSCF5677and sewed

DSCF5678then evened the hem

I hope this was helpful for you, let me know about any questions! Next week I show you how I sewed the lining into the skirt, so stay tuned!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy



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