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Sewing Ideas

O heck, I nearly didn't make a post today, it's been a busy one, half of which was spent in T.K. Maxx courteous of my mother!!

So I thought I'd share with you some of my pins from my Pinterest Sewing Ideas board!




I'm planning to make a peplum top the next few weeks, (more about that in another post). I had planned to make a cut away skirt this summer, I guess that will have to go on next summers list. And finally how sweet are those shorts, I can imagine them with a crisp white shirt and a cropped black suit jacket. Now where can I fit them in on my list?!

By the way if you'd like to see more of my pins then why not following me on pinterest or if you want to see more of what's on my sewing Ideas board then click here


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What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip. The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.  This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric.
Prep:
Prior to inserting the zip and pockets and treating the lining and fabric as one layer, I made sure both side seams were over-locked 
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1.  Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.




2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…