The Indian summer is here and we thought that the simple yet elegant I AM Hestia created by @solene_bonnet with a front button placket was perfect for it. The best thing about the Hestia skirt is that it is easy and quick to make. And you can wear it all the time, at work, at a night out or even during the week-end. Now get your scissors ready, it is your turn to make yours.
Follow the steps below to create the button placket on your Hestia skirt:
SUPPLIES (on top of the ones already stated in the instruction booklet)
5 buttons of 1.8 cm diameter
PREPARING THE PATTERN
Have the pattern pieces ready at your chosen size.
Cut 2 pieces of the front (instead of 1 time on the fold).
Trim 1 3/16″ inches off the center back. Cut the back twice.
Cut the other pattern pieces as indicated on the booklet.
PREPARING THE FRONT
On the center front, fold and iron 3/8 inch. Then, fold and iron 1 9/16″. Pin in place and topstitch at 2mm from the edge to maintain the button placket in place. Repeat the steps for the other center front.
Mark the 5 buttonholes on the middle of the button placket and sew them. The first buttonhole is 3 1/2″ from the top of the skirt.
Each buttonhole measures 3/4″ in height.
They are spaced 3 1/8″ apart.
Place the button plackets on top of each other. Make sure to place the one with the buttonholes on top of the other one. Pin at the top of the skirt and sew at 3/16″.
Carry on sewing the skirt by following the instructions on the booklet from step 2.
At the end, sew the buttons matching the buttonholes.
Don’t wait, treat yourself and sew your Hestia buttoned down skirt now.