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Ok, here we go! Let’s start with the front skirt.
We’re going to start by pinning the skirt side front to the skirt center front, matching the notches.
Let’s sew that seam at our 1/2” (12 mm) seam allowance, finish the seam allowance and then press toward center.
Now let’s take one of our pockets. We’re going to pin it to the skirt side front, lining it up with the two notches on the side seam. Let’s sew that seam at 1/4” (6 mm).
Finish the seam allowance for only that section that you just sewed, then flip the pocket over the seam allowance and press.
Finally, we’re going to understitch the seam allowance to the pocket at 1/8” (3 mm) from the seam.
Ta da! One of our skirt fronts is complete. (That was fast!)
Now let’s do the same thing with the other skirt front.
Look at you, you sewing machine! But we’re not done yet—time to work on the back skirt.
Start by pinning one of the skirt side backs to the skirt center back.
Let’s sew that seam, finish it, and press towards center.
We’re going to do the same thing with the other side of the back skirt.
Now let’s attach our pockets the way we did on the front skirt.
Woohoo! The front and back skirts are fully assembled, and next time we’ll be ready to begin attaching them to the bodice.
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