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Sew-along → Part 2 - Sewing the pocket on Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75

In today's post, I'd like to show how to sew the pockets on the skirt - Sewing Pattern N.75. Some may have difficulties with the curved part of the pocket - and here's a tip that may help you sew it easily in a few steps.  Firstly, double fold the upper raw edge of the pocket - 1st at 1 cm or 3/8" and 2nd at 3 cm or 1,18", and stitch as shown below. Before continuing, you can finish the raw edges with a serger or sewing machine with stitches similar to a serger. Now set the machine to a long regular stitch and make a stitch on the pocket's curved part at circa 5 mm (1/8" would be fine...

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Sew-along - Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75 - Part 1 → How to close the dart

In this post, I'd like to show how to sew this particular dart on skirt sewing pattern N.75. It's a curved dart, unlike the standard one - it has a way to give a better shape to this skirt, as the skirt has a raised waistline and no waistband. Further down, you can see how it looks on the pattern. The first thing to do is to mark the dart. Use an erasable marker pencil/pen and a tracing carbon paper to trace the dart on the mirrored skirt piece. Cut the dart on the pattern as shown below. You might have already noticed that my latest sewing patterns have lettered notches, the letters will help you figure out which pieces...

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