In my large online course in sewing for beginners and slightly advanced, you’ll learn, among other things. to make pattern for a skirt in the whole Sun. And to sew it.
But you learn only a single method — which is, of course, more. The method you learn in the online course is based on woven fabrics, where there is a rubber band in the waist, tucked inside a waistband. It is the simplest method, and therefore, I have chosen for this beginner’s course. Everyone should be able to be with – also you who have never sewn before.
But when you have caught the basic elements of the stitching, so you can quickly get the inclination to vary fabrics and sewing techniques in a different way. Therefore, there are a few students who have asked about what to do with the pattern, if you want to sew the skirt in jersey, and have a ribbed waistband at the waist. So it becomes as too big, if you follow the instructions in the course.
Difference between jersey and woven fabrics
The reason that you cannot use the same calculations to make a pattern for a skirt in jersey, which it uses for a skirt of woven fabric, is that jersey is elastic, and it is the woven fabric is not. Although that may have occurred. are spandex in woven fabric, it will not be as elastic as jersey.
There are 2 options to get the skirt to fit, once it’s sewn in woven fabrics:
Low waist big enough, that it can get over the hip (which is larger), and sew an elastic band in a walkway or waistband, which will be shown in the online course. Here you will be able to get on the skirt, because the drug is broad enough to get over the hip, which is the widest point on the body. It will be held in place by the rubber band, which pull the ends tight, so it fits with who you want the skirt to sit. It will give “wrinkles” around the waist where the fabric is held in by the rubber band.
Are you tired of the wrinkled look at the waist, one can change the pattern for waist circumference. But then you can’t get the skirt over her hips, unless one has an opening somewhere. Therefore, it is necessary to have a nail and a zippered opening.
And yet an option, if you SEW in jersey:
In jersey will not put a zipper in, so if you want the skirt to fit tightly around the waist, without the wrinkles from a rubber band, so you can do something else. Because jersey stretches so much, you can cut the skirt smaller than body goal. You can still get it over the hips and cause it to get stuck in the waist, because the substance itself and – most importantly – pulling together again. As the substance itself, when you pull it up over the hips, but fall into place when it comes up at the waist, and, therefore, the skirt not fall down when using it.
You need 2 different patterns, if you want to sew the skirt both in jersey and woven fabrics:
** 1 pattern for woven fabrics, where you will be based on a greater goal than waist circumference (possibly hip target), and sew an elastic band at the waist or doing a seam, and sew a zipper in.
** 1 pattern for jersey, where you take the starting point of waist circumference or even pull a little from it, and sew a cuff around the waist.
Whether you choose one method over the other, depends on your fabric, and on the design you want. Therefore, you must decide how the finished skirt will look like, before you begin to create your pattern.
Would you like to learn even more about basic sewing, construction and adaptation and view the 3 video guides that teach you how to make pattern, cut and sew a skirt in full sun, so take a look at the online course at healthinclude.com and get started with sewing.