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Dahlia Skirt Hacks! Part 2

Dahlia Skirt Pattern Hacks

Dahlia Skirt Hacks! Part 2

Let's talk grommets! They're not as hard as they look, seriously, but they look so awesome when added to a yoga waistband. You can find the whole kit, with the application tool and several grommets, in a pack like this from most major craft and fabric stores.  I like these because they seem quicker, and much more durable than adding button holes for drawstrings. To add a grommet drawstring to any yoga waisband, you'll want to apply the grommets before sewing the short ends of the waistband together to form the continuous band.  Step 1: Press the band in half...

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Dahlia Skirt Hacks! Part 1

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Dahlia Skirt Hacks! Part 1

Our Dahlia Skirt Hacks series is all about how to take a pattern and make it your own. And that's just what one pattern tester did here. This is Marie, she's a brilliant sewist and a seriously stand-up pattern tester.  She had a vision for her skirt and she went for it! For her skirt, she sized down to eliminate some of the design ease and make it more body hugging. That's it, that's the hack! But...she was also thoughtful about fabric and design options. She chose a faux stretch leather which really let the top stitched panels shine.  And...

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