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Charlotte Skirt Sewalong #4: the waistband


Our Charlotte skirts are fast approaching the finish line, folks! Today we'll be showing you how to attach the waistband flawlessly, and finishing the flap fastening. If you need to catch up, look at the previous Charlotte skirt sewalong posts. Ok guys, let's get to it. Step 1: With right sides together, fold your ... read more ›

Charlotte Skirt Sewalong BONUS POST: Lining


Today sewalongers, we have for you a bonus post - how to add a lining to your Charlotte skirt! Before we get started, you can find the previous Charlotte skirt sewalong posts here. Our skirts are looking pretty damn sexy so far, no? But here at By Hand HQ, we think our clothes should feel sexy too, and adding a sli... read more ›

Charlotte Skirt Sewalong #3: Peplums & ruffles!


Is everyone ready to get a-gathering? It's part three of the Charlotte skirt sewalong and we're going to be showing you how to: prep your length of fabric according to whether you're doing a peplum or a ruffle gather and baste your fabric attach your peplums and ruffles to your skirts *Before you begin: have you ... read more ›

Charlotte Skirt Sewalong #2: Assembling our skirts


Welcome to round two of our Charlotte skirt sewalong - and this is where the fun really begins! By the end of this post, you will have something that looks a little bit like this: In case you're new to the party, here are the previous posts in the Charlotte Sew-along.   Ready? OK! (Gimme a C!) No, seriously... In t... read more ›

Charlotte Skirt Sewalong #1: Tracing & cutting


Aloha ladies, and welcome to your first instalment of the Charlotte skirt Sewalong! Today we'll be taking you through the initial pre-sewing prep work: finding your size tracing the pattern a basic full hip adjustment (FHA) cutting and marking your fabric This is generally seen as the most tedious part... but the... read more ›

Join us for the Charlotte Skirt Sewalong!


With the release of our very first collection of sewing patterns, we thought it only fitting to host a little sewalong for the beginner pattern: the Charlotte Skirt. And let's face it, we'd quite like to squeeze out another version or two in time for Valentine's! Keep reading for all you need to know to get involve... read more ›