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Hem Crimes


oh hi. So I’m really starting to teeter on the edge of my skirts being too long. I may (just may) end up locked up in fashion prison for hemming crimes. Only time will tell.

Admittedly, this is kind of a crazy/ridiculous skirt. But I am strangely drawn to it. I fell in love with the silly sailboat print, and giantness of the skirt – and fully intended to hem it to say, knee length. But somehow, (i’m not sure how this happened) I started liking this awkward length. I can’t seem to bring myself to hem it. Kinda like how I can’t bring myself to hem this skirt.

I’ve already worn it at least once a week since I got it, and have a feeling that pattern will continue through summer. So really, if you think about it, my only crime is love. right?

Ok, maybe not. Lets vote on it

Should Meg be locked up for hem crimes?

Hell freakin yes!! Hem those skirts ASAP!! 55%

Definitley not – i love them that length! 45%

{poll closed}


Bow headband (worn as hair elastic): Megan Nielsen, made from old tights (get the tutorial)
Top: Witchery
Skirt: thrifted
Belt: Banana Republic
Necklace: Vintage via Ebay
Sandals: Rubi, via Cotton On

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Jess
Jess
11 years ago

I love the longer skirts. I find long skirts to be so ladylike and graceful. Just my opinion, but I think they look good on most women.

Peta
Peta
11 years ago

I’d keep the length (or most of it, anyway) but wear it higher on the waist. Love the print!

Julie Rose Sews
11 years ago

I love that length for summer! If you find it’s hard to wear longer skirts in fall (which I do, because I always feel weirdly covered up wearing a long skirt AND tights AND closed-toe shoes), hem them later, but I think you look great! I love the color of your top, too.

Firesparx
Firesparx
11 years ago

For this skirt I like the length because the print is so large and bold. Hemming it would lose most if it’s impact. I agree with Peta, maybe wear it higher on the waist for the best of both worlds!

Sarah
11 years ago

Not at all! You totally have flexibility with this length. The worst is when someone hems a beautiful skirt mere inches (or less) below butt cheek. Not pretty on the eyes no matter what body type that person is!

Kayla
11 years ago

I do actually love the length, but I prefer the length slightly shorter on you :) I say hem that baby!

Alisa
Alisa
11 years ago

I really like it the way it is. And definitely oh, so comfortable for summer!

the other emily
11 years ago

If this is a crime, lock me up as accessory after the fact! I absolutely love this skirt as-is, and while I’m sure it would still be adorable hemmed to a shorter length, I’d hate to sacrifice even one inch of that awesome oversized print! So if you love it now, why mess with perfection? :)

Jess
11 years ago

I love the longer lengths! They are so light and surprisingly cool. My mom says I am dressing like an old lady when I wear them. I agree that the print on this particular skirt is really fun.

April
11 years ago

if you can pull off that length, DO IT! us short girls need you to wear them so we can live vicariously through you :(

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Meg
Meg
11 years ago

I think your skirt looks great at that length. It’s got wonderful volume. :)

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