Dear readers, I hope you have your pattern pieces ready, because today we continue with the sewing instructions for the skirt Fleury. I tried to illustrate the instructions as best I could. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments.
For the skirt you will need 1x the skirt length + 10 cm for the seam allowance with a fabric width of 1.4 – 1.5 m. It is best to cut the fabric as shown above. The front and back yoke parts as well as the facings are covered with a thin interfacing.
Lay the front and back yoke pieces and the facing pieces right sides together. Close the side seams on the yoke and facing. Iron the seam allowance apart.
Place the pocket bags right sides together on the front skirt parts and sew them together along the pocket opening. Turn the pocket bag inside out and topstitch on the right side. Place the bag parts right sides together on the pocket bags, close the pocket bags and neaten them together. Secure the pockets at the side seam and top edge with large stitches.
Close the center back and leave an opening of 12 cm for the zipper with a zipper length of 20 cm. Reinforce the zip opening with narrow strips of interfacing within the seam allowance. Overcast the seam allowances individually and iron the seam apart. Lay the front and back skirt pieces together and sew the side seams together.
Snip the seam allowance in the middle of the front skirt pieces. Sew the yoke pieces to the skirt pieces.
Sew the facing to the yoke pieces along the top edge. Iron the seam allowances on the upper edge into the facing and stitch in place close to the edge. Secure the facing to the skirt at the side seams.
Fold the edges of the facing/lining on the zipper and sew on by hand. Iron the hem up and sew it by hand with blind stitches.
And your skirt Merris is ready! I wish you good sewing success 🙂