I spent Wednesday evening and most of this afternoon working on my refashion project. As usual, something I thought would be so easy turned out to much harder than I thought it would be!
I had to cut the bodice which was shirred with elastic away from the skirt and lining. The skirt was gathered where it had been attached. The skirt was lined with a thin gauze type fabric which was not gathered. I used iron on interfacing on the lining top edge to make it stiff and thick enough to sew on.
After I cut everything apart, I had to regather the skirt part and match it to the ungathered lining. I then sewed the lining and skirt together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. I decided I didn’t like results so I serged the top edges of the two fabrics together and was very pleased how it turned out. It looked so much neater. I then had to rip out the seam I sewed. Ripping stitches out of gauze is not fun!
Tomorrow I am going to sew the elastic casing. Perhaps I will be able to wear the skirt when we go out tomorrow night. Oh dear — I don’t have a top to go with it. I will have to add another thing to my list of things to sew.