Now that you’ve completed the pockets & side seams of your Kelly skirt, we’ll move on to the next quick step! Up next in our Kelly skirt construction is the front placket! This is a super easy step, so we should breeze through it. Let’s go!
Though interfacing the front placket isn’t entirely necessary, if you are using a lighter weight fabric you may need to apply interfacing along the inside to give it structure and stability.
Cut two pieces of interfacing that are the width of the placket (to the second dashed line on the pattern) and the full length of your skirt.
Apply the interfacing to the edge of the skirt, on each side.
Make sure you have all lines marked with notches along the top edge of the skirt.
Fold the placket inwards along the first line indicated on the pattern, about 1/2″ (1.3cm) and press.
Now fold the placket inwards again along the second line indicated on the pattern, 1 1/4″ (3.2cm) and press.
Stitch close to the folded edge.
(If you are using contrasting topstitching thread, stitch from the right side of the fabric, just under 1 1/4″ away from the edge.)
Repeat for the placket on the other side.
Here is what it looks like from the right side of the fabric!
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Here’s the full list of Kelly Tutorials:
- Sewalong: Pockets and Side Seams
- Sewalong: Placket (this post!)
- Sewalong: Pleats
- Sewalong: Gathers
- Sewalong: Waistband
- Sewalong: Elastic Back Waistband
- Sewalong: Buttonholes and Buttons
- Sewalong: Hem
- Hack: Closed Ruffle Tier Hem