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December 17, 2012

A Fun Skirt For My Sister

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Just finished today is another knit skirt for my sister!  As I mentioned in this post, skirts that fit, are modest, and cute are so hard to find, so when my sister found a really cute knit skirt that fit her well, I offered to make her more like it.  This is a knit fabric, but I do not know what kind of knit it is since I was not with my sisters when they bought it.  

Once again, knit proved it self to be fairly simple to sew.  With this type of knit fabric, I had to stretch the waist seam while I serged it in order to preserve the stretchiness of the fabric.  Otherwise the serged seam would tear when being stretched out to put it on.  Usually it is taboo to stretch knit while sewing it.  I did not have to do this to the previous knit skirt I made.  The hem had me tripped up for a bit, until it dawned on me to just fold the serged edge over and make a narrow 1/4" hem rather than the typical 5/8" hem I usually make.  This worked like a charm with no puckering at all.

Enjoy, sis!  I can't wait to see you with it on!

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