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.

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

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

•         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.

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

    New hem lays flat

    Thin lace reduces bulk in hem

    Thin hem did not lay flat,

    Hem did not lay flat


whatthesew said...

Small changes can make a big difference

Chickie Walsh said...

Looks much better. Great!

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.