Tuesday evening I had Daddy fix me a small very dry martini and I turned my attention once again to the Pearl Gown.
Hem time, my favorite part - NOT! I hate hems. Because I hate hems I'm a big fan of narrow hems, they are faster as I can do them on the machine and without as much fussing to make them fit right. The wider them hem to more fussing.#19
. Lay out back skirt folded at center back and trim where necessary to ensure shaping of the train is even.#20
. Press hem in front, following the pins (not pictured). Determine how wide you want hem to be, multiply by two and mark measurement from the pressed edge. Trim.#21
. Starting in the center front, fold bottom edge to the pressed crease. #22
. Fold again and press with iron. (I sometimes find it easier to fold edge to the ironed crease, press with iron then fold again and press again.) #23
. Pin as necessary. Work on sections until hem is completly pinned.
I should probally mention that after working on this for a little while I decided the hem I'd marked was too wide and cut it down more. I needed it narrower to deal with the shaping on the train. I hate hems...