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!
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!
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! ]