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Kelly Sewalong : Front Placket

Kelly Sewalong - Placket

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!

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Apply the interfacing to the edge of the skirt, on each side.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Make sure you have all lines marked with notches along the top edge of the skirt.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns
How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Fold the placket inwards along the first line indicated on the pattern, about 1/2″ (1.3cm) and press.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns
How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Now fold the placket inwards again along the second line indicated on the pattern, 1 1/4″ (3.2cm) and press.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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.)

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Repeat for the placket on the other side.

How to sew the placket on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Here is what it looks like from the right side of the fabric!


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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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