I ordered a cheap underskirt from ebay and regretted it – the main fabric was a horrendous crinkly polyester that could have been used as umbrella fabric! So I unpicked all the netting and took out the hoops. Next I took about 4 metres of lining fabric and pinned one edge around the footprint of the dress. I then took the fabric up and pinned seams all around.
I trimmed and pinned. The fabric is very smooth and silky so some of the pins kept falling out. If this wasn’t underwear I think it would be worth tacking these seams together. Time consuming but it would be worth it.
After sewing I trimmed and ironed the seams flat. Then oversewed with a decorative stitch that encompassed the raw edges.
The skirt pinned to my dressmaker – It needs a yoke, hoops and netting! More to come.

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ¬†She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Underskirt Part 1 was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kim Debling