I know I said that I would take a break from garments and sew a tote bag, but I got interested in making more skirts. The denim-look skirt is waiting for its hem, so I cut a pencil skirt out of the black and white fabric. It is cream on one side and printed with black swirls on the other:
I spent the afternoon sewing 16 darts, 8 in the skirt fabric and 8 in the interlining. Last time I made a pencil skirt, I put the two fabrics together and treated it as one fabric, sewing the darts through two thicknesses. I wasn’t really pleased at how difficult that was to do well, so this time I am sewing the darts separately, pressing the outer fabric darts toward the center and pressing the lining darts in the opposite direction. Then I will layer the fabrics wrong sides together and sew the skirt.