RE: 2-Hr. Gypsy Skirt & “Exposed Seams”
I also like the gauzy fabric shown. Seems like a terrific quickie project–and since it only takes 2 yds, it would be good for high-end fabric that goes on sale.
My one disappointmoint is that the idea of adding “Exposed Seams” simply reads, “exposed seams add to the boho look,” but there’s no technique explanation with it. Since this is a basic project, the editors probably should assume an explanation teaching readers how to turn homemade-looking (or botched!) guess-how techniques to professional, perfect stitching would be valuable.
While I can guess that I would draw a line (with disappearing marker) and then baste the next layer on top, I’m wondering is this the only method? Is there a preferred way to handle the basting on the machine, instead of by hand, but still make sure each added layer gets stitched in evenly around the circle to achieve an even bottom hemline?
When you sew right sides together, you’ve got edges to match up, so you know you’re sewing both sides evenly. Here, I think you’d be crushing progressively longer material on the inside of the machine as you add each layer, so you could risk messy, uneven seams and hems.
Also, if you have to hand baste each attach layer, wouldn’t that defeat the 2-hour/quickie concept? Suggestions from more experienced sewers would be greatly appreciated before I screw it up. ;-D