Portefeuille Skirt - Paco Peralta
The skirt is almost done. All I need to do is stitch down the other side of the binding. It is even pinned and waiting, but time has run out for sewing today. It will be one of the first things I work on tomorrow.
Today, I stitched the skirt and lining together at the top edge and understitched the facing. I then basted the two skirts together, making sure everything was lined up properly and nothing was pulling in a funny direction. Putting it on the dressform helped tremendously. After that, I was able to stitch on the first side of the binding.
The binding is faux leather, which seems like a knit on the wrong side. I've cut it on the bias and folded it like a regular quilt binding. Cutting on the bias allows it to be shaped to the curve of the hem before applying it.
Tomorrow, finished photos!
Parting Shot: Pink. My brother and his wife just became parents yesterday with the birth of their baby girl. This is my next project, a little outfit for her. Details to come soon!