We’re covering a very quick and simple step today in our Harper sewalong – attaching the side seams and inseam. Whether you’re making version 1 shorts or a version 2 skort, by now you have a complete front piece and a complete back piece. So now let’s put them together! Nothing fancy here, just a few basic seams and we’ll be good to go.
Lay your shorts or skort front down in front of you with right side facing up. Place the shorts back down on top of it upside down, so right sides are together.
Match up and pin both of the side seams.
Sew both side seams 5/8″ from the raw edges. If you’re making a version 2 skort, you’ll be sewing through all layers at the side seams – shorts front, skort/pocket, and back).
Finish your raw edges with your preferred method. Press open or towards the back.
With the garment still inside out (front and back pieces right sides together), match up and pin together the inseam. Make sure to line up the center front and center back seams.
Sew 5/8″ from the raw edge, and then finish the raw edge with your preferred method.
Don’t forget to press!
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Here’s the full list of Harper posts and tutorials:
- Inspiration + Ideas
- Zipper + Center Front Seam
- Pockets (version 1)
- Skort (version 2) – hem, pockets, and pleats
- Side Seams and Inseam (this post!)
- Lining and Facing
- Attaching the Lining
- BONUS: Wide Leg Pants Variation
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