Yay! I am finally done with Simplicity 6742! And I am very happy with it.
For those who are new to this story, I decided to draft my own skirt based on my sloper rather than grade this vintage pattern up. (I blogged about it here and here.)
The skirt got a little twisted at the end.
A side lapped zipper. (Instructions in my Reader's Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing.)
Hand sewn hem.
Inverted pleats at side back and side front seams.
A petersham ribbon waist facing. (Thank you Vogue Sewing.)
I really enjoyed this project. I got to draft my own pattern, while having the original vintage version to refer to when I got stuck. I think I'll do a couple more items like this.