Tutorials — Circle Skirt

Cynthia Browneller

Topstitching a Waistband

When the MyFit Joggers released, a common question in the Apostrophe Patterns FB Group was how to topstitch an separate encased elastic waistband. (Image from MyFit Jogger waistband selection screen.) Topstitching a waistband is aesthetically pleasing, but is also practical and useful. Elastic can twist inside a waistband, which causes discomfort and can affect the way your garment sits on your body. Topstitching the waistband prevents the elastic from twisting, and therefore, can increase comfort.  Topstitching the waistband will take place after the waistband has been attached to the garment, elastic is inserted, and the hole used to insert the elastic has been closed....

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Cynthia Browneller

MyFit Leggings to Bell Bottoms Method 2

As much as I love the drama of the Full Circle Skirt Bell Bottoms from Method #1, I wanted to experiment a little further with using a quarter circle skirt instead. I used the MyFit Leggings and the Add a Circle Skirt to anything patterns for this tutorial.    I started with my daughters measurements and used the capri option so the legging would end just below the knee. For this method, I used the side seam option so that the pattern would have a front and back piece. The leg finish is set the same as my seam allowance again. ...

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Cynthia Browneller

Using the MyFit leggings for Bell Bottoms Method 1

I always enjoy finding ways to combine patterns and do mash ups to get new looks. Someone must have mentioned bell bottoms because my mind started working on how I could achieve that look using the patterns here at Apostrophe. I love the MyFit patterns, so I definitely wanted to create the look using the pattern generators. I worked out 2 different methods for 2 different looks. This method makes a big statement and is really fun!  I am working with the MyFit Leggings and the Add a Circle Skirt to anything patterns to show you how I made bell bottoms for...

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Cynthia Browneller

MyFit Tee with Circle Skirt

My daughter loves dresses-especially when they twirl. She also loves it when I make her clothes and I really like doing it-she is so gratifying to sew for, the excitement she feels is contagious and rewarding.  The add a circle skirt to anything generator is one of my favorite things we offer because it is so versatile and I don't have to do any of the figuring. For her dress I started with the MyFit Tee. I took all of her measurements and decided I wanted her skirt to start at her waist. For the full height measurement I entered...

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