Sewing Skirts Your Way: Learn How to Make a Skirt that Fits You Perfectly

Learn how to transform a well-fitting straight skirt into a gorgeous A-line skirt with Jil Cappuccio's expert guidance.
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Join seamstress, designer, pattern maker, and Stitch magazine contributor Jil Cappuccio to learn how to transform a well-fitting straight skirt into a beautiful and stylish A-line skirt. Known for her clothing designs that have a consistent fit and easy style, Jil shares many of her favorite techniques in this video.

You will learn:

  • How to adapt a well-fitting skirt or skirt pattern with front and back darts to create a go-to skirt pattern
  • Patterning tips and tricks
  • Techniques for sewing the skirt and adding an elastic waistband

Along with great tips, tricks, and techniques, you'll discover ideas for modifying the basic skirt pattern to make a variety of one-of-a-kind styles, including:

  • Adding an accent fabric as the center panel on the skirt front and back
  • Creating mitered corners at the seam lines at the base of the skirt
  • Inserting ruffles
  • Adding pocket details

With Jil’s skillful guidance, along with her numerous tips, techniques, and amazing ideas, you’ll be inspired to keep redesigning this skirt well into the future!

SKU: 12SW09

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jil Cappuccio

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687622

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A well-fitting skirt or skirt pattern with front and back darts
Pencils and pencil sharpener
Eraser
Roll of paper (butcher or other pattern paper)
See-through ruler
Pattern weights
Scissors (fabric and paper)
Serrated tracing wheel
Pins
Pincushion
Large safety pin
Muslin, 1 1/2 yards
Stretch twill, 1 yard
Contrast fabric, 1/4–1 yard (Choose a lightweight or medium weight fabric, or rayon, depending on the specific skirt variation you’re making; the yardage will depend on the skirt design.)
1"-wide elastic
Sewing machine
Thread
Optional
Pinking shears
Serger

SKU: 12SW09

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jil Cappuccio

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687622

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