The skirt is a remake of
I. Adjusted measurements – identical front and back pieces except front piece had a lower cut neckline (see the
II. First sew the sides and shoulders:
III. Then hem with a double fold:
.. Same for the sleeves:
IV. The neckline I finished with some bias (more detailed tutorial on that
.. Bias flipped onto reverse..
.. Before sewing. Pro tip for making sure you get a perfect, straight stitch just along the edge of your bias: DO NOT look a the needle. Instead look at the edge of the opening on the presser foot (marked below in pink), and keep that bit rolling just against the edge of the bias (marked in blue). This works for sewing any edge.
And you’ll have a beautiful stitch neatly along the edge!
That was the story on the top.
And here’s the only evidence I have on the belt making – once it was all finished. In the end it was worth the suffering but I won’t be covering anything with a fabric like this again..