Any time you make a garment cut on the bias there will some stretching out along the bias. If you hem your garment immediately, then this stretching will result in a very uneven hem over time. It’s always best to let your hemline stretch out before hemming – but then the trouble is, how to even it out properly.
Today i’m sharing with you one of my favourite simple tricks for evening out the hemline on a circle skirt!
1) Let your skirt hang for a few days before hemming. I used my dress form, but you can just as easily use a coat hanger, it really doesn’t matter. In my personal opinion the longer you let it hang the better, but having said that, i’m impatient and can never seem to wait longer than 2 days before hemming
2) Lay out your skirt and line up the original pattern piece with it.
3) Using the original hemline as your guide, trim the stretched out uneven portions of the skirt hem.
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- Veronika is now available in extended sizes!
- Veronika Inspiration & Ideas
- How to // Pocket & Seams
- How to // Waistband & Zipper
- How to // Hemming
- A simple trick for evening out the hem of a circle skirt (this post!)
- How to // Knit version
- Pattern hack // Paperbag waist
- Pattern hack // Veronika in Brocade
- How to // Sew a Horsehair Braid Hem