Here we are friends! On the very last step of our Wattle skirt construction! All we have to do now is hem.
Views A+D have a narrow hem, and views B+C have a wider hem. But if you’d like a narrower hem on B or D, just simply shorten the skirt by the difference between the included hem (2 1/2″) and your desired hem. But I’ll show you both below!
Ok, let’s finish this up…
// VIEWS A+D (BIAS CUT) //
Bias cut hemlines tend to stretch out. It’s best to let your skirt hang on a hanger or dress form for atleast 24 hours to allow it to potentially drop and stretch before hemming.
If your skirt has dropped in some areas, just simply use your scissors to even it back out.
Once everything is even, fold in 1/2″ along your hemline and press.
Fold in a second time by another 1/2″, enclosing the raw edge. Press well again and pin in place.
Topstitch just under 1/2″ from the folded edge.
// VIEWS B+C //
Views B + C have a wider hem to add body to the hemline.
Fold in 1/2″ along the hemline and press well.
Then fold in a second time, this time by 2″, enclosing the raw edge. Press well and pin in place.
Topstitch just under 2″ from the folded edge all the way around the hem.
Here’s the full list of Wattle posts and tutorials:
- Pattern Tester Round-up
- Inspiration + Ideas
- Pockets (all views)
- Bias Cut seams (views A & D) and Tips for Pattern Matching
- Pleats (view B) and Alternate Pleat Patterns
- Gathers (view C)
- Button Waistband
- Tie Waistband
- Hem (this post!)
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