Today we will be sharing our tips for how to sew a narrow curved hem. We will be sewing View A of the Lela Skirt pattern but this method can also be used for View B. The curve of the Lela Skirt hem was designed in such a way that it is possible to turn the hem twice to the wrong side and does not require a facing or bias facing. (By the way, if you’re curious about how to sew a hem facing, check out this post from the Lou Box Dress 1 sewalong.)
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to style the Lela Skirt. This skirt is so versatile and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I first designed this skirt four years ago at the height of summer to be a comfortable garment that was easy to sew and a little more dressed up than shorts. The style definitely lends itself to warmer or transitional months. I prefer to wear my Lela Skirt in a way that shows off the waistband and creates a bit of shaping at the waist. Read on for my top six favorite ways to wear it.
In today’s sewalong post, we are sharing a video that takes you step by step through the process of sewing the elastic waistband of the Lela Skirt pattern. This skirt is very beginner friendly because it’s easy to sew and easy to fit due to the forgiving elastic waistband. If you haven’t read it yet, check out yesterday’s post about selecting your size. And then click through to watch the video and learn all of our best tips for sewing an elastic waistband.