Monday, October 31, 2016

#21 Back to School: Denim Skirt: Narrow Hem Updated

*Before retirement, jeans were off-limit at my University job. I replaced them with denim skirts.
A lot of denim skirts. It is time to get some into shape for fall transition weather.
*I pledge not to buy any new RTW or thrifted for my "Back to School" wardrobe.
*I pledge to shop from my closet.

BEFORE:
·      Denim Skirt from the closet. It fit, so no changes there..

PROBLEM:
·      The narrow hem was hard to keep flat, even with steam pressing.

 STEPS:
•         Unstitch the hem and serge raw edge.
•         Attach thin lace from the stash. On the inside of the hem.
•         Top stitch the top of the lace and again into the denim hem.

AFTER:
  • Ready to wear to school tomorrow. This will transition through fall. And, into winter with black tights, 
    AFTER:
    New hem makes this
    great for fall transition

    New hem lays flat

    Thin lace reduces bulk in hem

    Thin hem did not lay flat,

    BEFORE:
    Hem did not lay flat

5 comments:

whatthesew said...

Small changes can make a big difference

Chickie Walsh said...

Looks much better. Great!
Chickie

Sandy said...

Oh! So easy but I never thought of it. I do hate it when certain hems will NOT stay pressed down!
Sandy in the UK

cfortin said...

I hate it when my denim hems roll. Thanks for the tip.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

RanchHouse said...

I do not think I explained clearly that I unstitched and pressed flat the original hem before adding the las and topstitching the new hem. The change really cuts back on the ironing.