Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hemming a Circle Skirt, Part One
Hello, friends! When I posted my version of Vogue 8615, a few of you mentioned wanting to make this as your first dress project. This is a great choice for a beginner, but the hem is a little tricky since it's a circular shape. So I thought I'd do a little two-part video series showing you how to make a narrow hem on this kind of skirt. (A narrow hem is the best choice, since you won't have to deal with easing in the fullness on a wider hem.)
In this first part, you'll see how I marked the hem on my skirt. This involves putting the dress on a dressform and using a mark on a wall to get a level hem all the way around. (You'll see what I mean!)
I had wanted this to be a one-part video, but it got a little long. So watch out for the next part soon!