Posted by Chloe | 09/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Welcome back! Now that our waistband is attached to our skirt body, we're going to insert the elastic and topstitch the waistband. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Technically speaking, the topstitching is optional. It does add a nice professional finish though, and keeps the elastic from twisting around inside the waistband. We recommend going for it! To determine the length of your elastic piece, stretch your elastic around your body at the point where you wish to wear your skirt (it's designed to be worn around your natural waist). Pull until the elastic feels snug,...

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Posted by Chloe | 08/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong, Donovan Skirt

Welcome back! We are in the home stretch now with the Donovan Skirt; the body of the skirt is finished, now we just have to finish the waistband! You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. If you aren't adding a waist tie to your skirt, you can skip the interfacing and buttonhole markings and skip ahead to sewing the waistband together. First, grab your waistband piece. Using your preferred marking method to mark where your buttonholes will go on the right side of your waistband. We used a Clover Chaco Liner. We are going to apply some...

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Posted by Chloe | 07/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

It's time to hem! Today, we will be hemming our Donovan Skirts. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt If you are sewing View A, you can hem the front and back of the skirt separately. If you are sewing View B, you will be hemming the whole bottom edge at once. First, turn up the hem of the skirt 1/4" (0.6 cm), and press. Then, turn up the hem of the skirt again 1" (2.5 cm), press, and pin. You can use a ruler or a hem gauge to ensure the hem...

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Posted by Chloe | 06/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Welcome back! Today, we are going to sew the side seams and side slits on the Donovan Skirt. If you are sewing View B, which is shorter and doesn't have side slits, you can just skip the side slit portion of this sewalong. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt Before we sew the side seams together, we need to finish the side edges of the skirt. We finished the edges using a serger. If you don't have a serger/overlocker, you can sew a line of zig-zag stitches (or another decorative stitch) along...

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Posted by Chloe | 05/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Today, we are going to get the sewing started! The first step in sewing Donovan is assembling the slant pockets. Sewing slant pockets can seem intimidating, but really, they're easier than they look. We will walk you through all of the steps to make clean, even pockets. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt Let's get started! With right sides together and matching notches, line up the angled edge of the pocket with the angled edge of the skirt front. Pin in place. Next, sew along the angled edge using a 3/8" (1...

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Posted by Chloe | 04/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Let's begin! You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Before we get our sewing started, we have to cut out our fabric. Before you start cutting, ask yourself: 1. Is your fabric pre-washed? It's crucial to wash your fabric before getting started to make sure your final garment won't shrink in the wash! Wash your fabric in the same way you're planning on washing your finished garment. We used mid-weight linen. 2. Are your consulting the correct cutting layout for your size? There is a layout for each size, so just check at the top of the...

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