I’m sharing a fantastic list of handstitch hems over at Craftsy with some handstitching tutorials. I used the list to choose the perfect handstitch hem for this pencil skirt. I found that there’s a great handstitch for stretch fabric. It’s takes longer than the regular twin needle hem, but it really looks nice. It’s basically invisble! I didn’t mind handstitching when I’m watching a show with my husband. Stretch velvet is a tad transparent so I lined the pencil skirt with a brown cotton spandex jersey.
I love the fit of the Erin Maternity Skirt pattern, and I want to make more. I like having fitted clothing when I’m pregnant so that I don’t feel so tent-like. This skirt is very comfortable and will stretch through my whole pregnancy.
I really can’t wait to wear this skirt for dressy Christmas events! It’s so fantastic, and I LOVE the gold velvet fabric.
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!