When I last left off with my dress, I just had to do the hemming. I always seem to have trouble anytime I hem. One of the reasons I stopped wearing pants at work is that they are always too long and I can never get the length right when I do it myself.
One thing I never thought of was how wide you should be making the hem. This blog showed a few examples of how different weighted fabrics need different widths. I always just hemmed however much I needed to.
This video also offered a lot of good tips for me to consider before taking the plunge, such as measuring all along the hem (not eyeballing it), using chalk to mark and pinning.
Because the fabric I was working with was lightweight I decided to do a double hem.
One of the tricky parts was making sure I did the sleeves the exact same hem length, since I had never sew anything that had two sides (pant legs or sleeves) this was a bit tricky, but I think I got it.
Here is the final product!
I really enjoyed this project. It was a bit frustrating and tedious at times, making sure I had everything just so with the pattern, but in the end I’m glad I did. I know it isn’t perfect, but to be honest I am just shocked and pleased with myself that it came together in some semblance of a dress. I am also pleasantly surprised how helpful all of the online resources I came across were. I really don’t think I could have done it without them (definitely not as successfully). I wonder what I’ll get up to next…