Sunday, 15 January 2017

BETHANY SKIRT: Finishing hem and waist band

TIP: When doing the 'darted' and shaped top row  it also helps to use a smaller hook, this will als putt the top in a tiny amount. 

When al the squares are put together and you are happy with the length you need to finish the hem with 2 rows of sc [dc].

Work into each of the 9 stitches, the ch sp each end and the sp between the granny square, sc can tighten a row and you don't want that for the hem.
9 + 2 end sts, +1 sp between = 12 sts per square.

TIP: if this hem curls when wearing you can hand stitch a tape to the the side of the hem this will stop any possible curl 

For the waist band i've used dc [tr], a little looser and can be drawn in better when the elastic is threaded into the dc [tr] tube.
For the waist band 9stitches plus a stitch into the space between the squares don't do a st into the end ch sp.
9 + 1sp between =10 sts per square.
do 6 rows of dc [tr], and fold in half and hand stitch the edge to the bottom of the first row of sts.

 Leave a gap big enough to thread a waist length +1" [2.5cm over lap] of 1" [2.5cm] wide elastic, through the gap, sew the ends of the elastic together beside to keep it flat .

TIP: safety pin it together and try on for fit first, before sewing the elastic over lap and sealing the gap. 

so for an 16 square skirt, 
HEM: 192sc [dc].
WAIST BAND: 160dc [tr]. 

Final picture to come when Beth next visits, for now a good friend has allowed me to show her Bethany Skirt.

But this is a friends version of the Bethany Skirt 
Anne Purdham
click name to visit Anne Facebook page

You might remember the fabulous bra pictures from Anne's Kirsty run?

doesn't it look fabulous?
Anne has used Stylecraft special to make her skirt and plans to make a second one, not surprised she looks fabulous in her first.