Many of you downloaded my free A-line Skirt for 18" dolls from Facebook. My Facebook Page is the only place you will find this pattern. You will have to scroll down to September 10 2016.
There is so much you can do with an A-line skirt. This first variation is a simple one. I have made a seam down the centre front.
I recently purchased a set of machine feet as well as 2 flat felling feet so I have done a flat felled seam on the front of this denim weight design. My biggest flat felled foot is only 6mm so it only just worked with my light denim fabric. The trick is getting the second step fold into the foot.
Even though my denim is light weight it is still quite a bit thicker than shirt cotton so I am using the denim fabric pattern pieces for this skirt.
To make a flat felled seam you need to cut a 1/4" seam allowance on the left side front. The pattern piece is face up.
You then cut a 1/2" seam allowance for the right hand front. The pattern piece is face down.
If you just want a regular seam cut two front pieces with the extra 1/4" seam allowance.
Make sure you keep track of which edge is the centre front and which piece is left or right.
Using the 6mm flat felling foot line up the centre fronts, make a few stitches, then put the first fold into the foot. Stitch to the end.