Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

In this free video Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity demonstrates how she drafts a very simple, yet versatile A-line skirt with an elastic waist, pockets in the front and back, and a cute belt accent. A very easy skirt to sew. Unlike a simple gathered skirt, a gathered A-line skirt does not add extra gathers at the waist – which is great, but you can still enjoy flared bottom of the skirt. No zipper!

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

Design and Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband - Angela Wolf

Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband – Angela Wolf

Watch this free video tutorial from Angela Wolf and learn how to convert an A-line skirt and turn it into a sporty skirt with a comfortable ribbed waistband. This is a great tutorial for beginner sewers.  Angela Wolf shows how to pattern-hack her Kate skirt pattern into a sporty style adding a ribbed waistband. You … [ Read More at SWN! ]