Hi everyone! So, I'm embarking on one o my biggest projects yet, a skirt. The material is slightly silky, like it's semi slippery when I hold it and such. I plan to make two panels and sew them together because otherwise it would be too short for my liking (I'm modest and not to mention it's freezing out where I live!) then try to attach elastic to the top. Now I have to hand stitch all of this. Do any of you lovely crafters have any tips or stitch ideas that would keepthis together well, without making a big chunky seam to bug my hips? (I hope you understand all this, haha) thanks in advance!
put the panels right side to right side (the parts that are going to be seen when you wear it) and sew a straight stitch down each side seam. as for the hem, just pin it and sew it. at the top where youre putting the elastic,sew the length of elastic together in a circle and pin it inside the fold of the hem while also pinning the fold down. swe underneath the elastic without sewing through the elastic. it shouldnt be bulky at all, considering the fabric youre using. also take good measurements and leave enough room for a seam allowance and the hems.
Use a backstitch at the side seams as it will be the strongest possible stitch you can use and a whip stitch for the elastic casing. Lastly use a plain hem stitch for the hem of the skirt. Make sure to use a good new needle or else the fabric will snag.