Monday, March 29, 2010

Hemming...or not?

I am getting ready to finish up a dress for Annabelle.  It's darling.  Remember that strawberry fabric I bought last week? It came pre-shirred? I will write all about it later but I need ideas of how to finish it.  I want the hem to look nice but my stitches aren't straight and all out of wack.  Is there other ways to hem without it look like a disaster? The rest of the dress is really cute but the hem just ruins my finish product.  I might hand sew it but that will take forever and probably won't look any better!

Any suggestions?

Also, I am so excited about the people who are following me and hope to hit 100 followers soon! Hello everyone! But April is a very busy month.  Easter and my daughter's birthday is the 16th, the baby's birthday is May 3rd and we are having a big party at the end of the month.  I want to concentrate on giving them a nice party. So, I will be blogging, just not as much.  I am going to try to limit myself to 3 times a week until May. 

When I hit 100 followers should I have a giveaway? Anyone interested in one of my necklaces? I'll keep you posted. 


  1. Ooh, maybe try a ribbon hem? Instructions in the Lazy Days skirt pattern from Oliver and S.

  2. I ended up folding up the messy hem and sewing a strip of trim to the bottom. Hid the messy stitches. Probably a better way to do this but for my first attempt at a hem it looks great!

  3. They sell pre-ruffled trim. It's like bias tape with a ruffle? We have hobby lobby here but it comes on rolls and they have several colors. I have used it several times on my daughter's dresses. HTH :)

  4. they also make iron-on hemming tape. fold the fabric over and iron. pretty easy. i forget exactly what it's called though...


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