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When we last talked about this skirt, I was just about ready to attach the ruffle to the skirt bottom.
Since then I have:
1. Basted the ruffle to the skirt bottom at the sewing machine.
2. Serged the raw edges together of the ruffle/skirt seam.
3. Pressed this seam up towards the skirt and pressed the ruffles flat (going for a more modern look, not the frilly look here).
4. Top-stitched along the bottom of the skirt, catching the serged seam in the stitching.
5. Inserted the invisible zipper.
Remember how I had not sewn the left side seam of the skirt when the ruffle was pinned? This allowed for the zipper installation and for an easier attachment of the ruffle (easier for me anyway, to not have to insert the ruffle in the "round" so to speak). But, it did cause for one extra step since I had hemmed the ruffle prior to gathering.
I had to rip out an inch or two of the hemming to finish the left side seam. If I had thought about it, I should have started and stopped the hemming two inches shy of either end. Oh well, live and learn!
Here is the pinned left side seam, ruffle hem tinked back a bit
But, since the hem had already been pressed, it was so simple to put it back together again...
and you would just about never know that I sewed this ruffle in flat!
Next up, easing the waistline and a lining.