I would like to thank Leah for suggesting I check out her blog for some steampunky inspiration. Totally cool and very inspiring!
In my world, I had to make the skirt larger because of the 25 inch waist issue, I also made the pattern a little longer because it was hitting at my ankles which did not allow for a hem. While I was cutting the pattern out, the fabric was unraveling like crazy. At first I thought I would serge the seams but then I got the brilliant idea to make flat fell seams which would enclose the raveling bits.
Yeah…great idea except for the 3/8ths seam allowance. Have you ever tried flat fell seams with such a small seam allowance?? If you were successful, I want to know your secret. If not, you can sympathize with me. Ugh, I could not make it to work so I picked out all the seam and re-sewed them with a 4/8ths seam allowance. Now the flat fells seams were easier mind you, but not easy. What a bother though I do love the look!