Some days I feel like puttering around with paper and pen, so I trace patterns, alter patterns or design embroidery patterns for specific garments. Today I got out some of the designs I had drawn up for straight-yoke Mexican Peasant Blouses and adapted the designs for the curved yoke on New Look 6871.
The photo above shows the design when I put it on a straight yoke, and you can see how I curved it to fit this new top.
Another new sewing skill I would like to try is the faux Hong Kong finish on a skirt. You cut the underlining out wider than the regular pattern, sew the pieces together and turn them inside out. The lining wraps itself around the vertical seam allowances forming a seam finish. I’m going to try it on an A-line skirt for A just for practice. Today I added the extra width to the skirt pattern and got it all ready. Now I have one pattern for the skirt fabric and another pattern for the lining pieces.