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Circle Skirt and Vest for Christmas Tutorial Links

In a previous post, I said that I would be making mother/son coordinated Christmas outfits for my som and me.  I will be using Simplicity 4762 View D for his vest and makjng a 27 or 28 inch circle skirt for myself.


So, in this post, I am gathering the tutorials and other helpful information for making these outfits.

FYI, here is a tip for the circle skirt: Finish all but the hem and then hang for 3 days to a week.  Parts of the skirt hang on the bias.  Anything hanging on a bias will have a tendency to stretch.  After a few days, the hem will be really wonky.  Then use the marking tutorial and recut the hem.  Then it will be an appropriate time to hem. 

Circle Skirt
How to hem a circle skirt: http://youtu.be/jH3OWVAlFJ0



4 step buttonhole: http://youtu.be/tAfiKmC-vA8

Sewing an invisible zipper by hand: http://annekata.com/2011/04/pants-and-hidden-zippers/



How to sew buttons by hand: http://youtu.be/rQRq--7InTE


Complete circle skirt tutorial: http://vimeo.com/76964898

27 inches long 


28 inches long 


Vest
How to line a vest (good for a reversible vest): http://youtu.be/fJpZ67St92s

How to sew a lining:

4 step buttonhole: http://youtu.be/tAfiKmC-vA8


How to sew on buttons by hand: http://youtu.be/rQRq--7InTE

Tailor tacking darts: http://youtu.be/mNDNBi3Ko_s

Whole vest tutorial (I won't be doing the collar though): http://youtu.be/JnNIjR9NDNQ

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