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Hemming A Skirt – Try New Adventures

Posted on: April 11, 2012

I have a hard time writing a post after I’ve written something more serious. But, alas, I figured if I’m going to write again it might as well be light and airy.

Which is exactly what this skirt is ::

As soon as I tried it on I loved it. But, because of the length, I was rather apprehensive. So, I facebooked it. I got yeses all around, so I bought the skirt. At the prompting of Jill, I knew I couldn’t leave the skirt at it’s current length. It’s tea length, which is frankly not my favorite style and doesn’t look all that great on me.

Because of a few sewing projects gone bad over the last few months, I’ve been a little gun shy when it comes to using my sewing machine. But, I knew if I ever wanted to wear my new skirt, I would have to suck it up and hem.

So I did ::

I measured 7″ all around the base of the skirt, cut up the side seams, then cut along my markings with the curve of the skirt. Once the skirt was cut, I turned the fabric under and hemmed away. Very slowly. I made a few mistakes {while cutting} but so far only I can tell. Jonathan noticed it once I pointed it out, but assured me he couldn’t tell before {and wouldn’t notice it even after knowing}.

I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. And it was a great project to get me back in the sewing saddle. Perhaps I’ll tackle this skirt next.

What fun and crafty adventures have you done lately?ย 

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8 Responses to "Hemming A Skirt – Try New Adventures"

Wow way to go Sarah it’s SOOO cute! What a fun summer addition and those t shirt skirts rock, I might ask my friend if she can throw one together for me or help me do it because I don’t have a machine.

Thanks! I really want to do the tshirt skirts, so if I get the guts to do it, I’ll try making you one too.

Sarah, I am really impressed. I think you did a fabulous job! And it is a very cute skirt. ๐Ÿ™‚ AND, you are lookin’ so slender, mama! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you ma’am! ๐Ÿ™‚

You did GOOD! I’m wanting to hem mine too a bit, but since I can’t get the tension right on my machine, I’m going to wait and have my mom do it during our trip next month. It was too good of a deal to ruin, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

That length looks great on you! I liked the skirt to begin with, but I like it better now. Sewing is so intimidating! The apron you made Evie is getting too small, so I want to make her a bigger one. Think I might outsource that one to Grandma this time around though! Miss you!

It looks great! Way to go:)

Super cute skirt! I love the colors.

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