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The "used to be Meringue" skirt

I've decided that my skirt is not after all a Meringue skirt. I've pretty much sewn it yesterday, just the hem left.

Unfortunately, my corduroy stretches - and although the skirt fit perfectly up to the point that I stitched the waist facing, I completely messed it up when I top stitched the waist. It expanded and looked like a flowery mess. I tried to fix it with some elastic initially but that didn't work, so I just left it and went to bed:


Then, this morning, I had the brilliant idea of adding tiny pleats to mitigate the stretching damage. I added 4 to the front and none to the back yet. I think the back might need 1 or 2, but I'll see. You can see one of them in the pic above.



That being said, the pleats won't show very well since the skirt is to be worn with a fairly wide belt. I started on hemming yesterday but unfortunately the zigzagged edge still shows. I will need to turn the zigzag under and then hand stitch the lace in place, which means lots of hand-stitching on the horizon.




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