|A nice bit of leopard pi|
Once the crinoline is attached try to remove the zigzag stitching that was sewn through the crinoline earlier on. Easy to do if you put a different colour thread in it.
Then to secure the seam I would top stitch (either zig zag or double needle) along the edge by the crinoline. You can see I tensioned the fabric a little too much and you get a bump next to the crinoline. Not noticeable from a distance but best avoided.
Now what does that look like on the actual skirt...?
It was a little more difficult as I was dealing with over 4m of crinoline. I found it easiest to have the crinoline over my shoulder and feed it down to the serger. It may look a little weird but some of the best techniques do...
The only problem I had was with the very ends of the crinoline... Since they are not overlapping into any other crinoline it is a bit difficult to attach the ends and I have issues with the ends fraying/unraveling. I still haven't really solved this problem but I have tried to sew them in quite tightly and cover the ends with fabric so they don't spike you... But it's not exactly ideal.
Now you can see how the crinoline has transformed the fabric from just hanging off of the waistband to an lovely wavy body of skirt!
Hopefully this will help anyone else wanting to make a cheap but very effect skirt!