65. Hem! Hem! A Grecian style dress.

Having fun hemming

This is a beautiful Grecian style bridesmaid dress, that needed to be hemmed, both layers.

hem dress

Practice Makes Perfect

Well! As perfect as you can make it. Early on in my 30’s I took several sewing classes. Starting from the beginning of how to sew, fitting to designing; simply, because it had been many years since my mother had sat me down at her sewing machine. One teacher in particular challenged us to be come the sewer we envisioned; To be a (Slap dash Sally or a Persnickety Pricilla), I chose Priscilla. So my first order of business was to practice with the rolled hem presser foot and twin stretch needles and lets not for get the fabric.

Rolled hem presser foot

What a great invention! Once I got the hang of working this presser foot it was a dream to work. I spent some time working with the scrape piece I cut off the bottom of the outer sheer shell of dress. It’s a bit of a fright when you start sewing the rolled hem and get a inch in then ask yourself am I sewing from the right side? Nervous laugh! My inner sewing ninja must have kicked in because I was sewing from the correct side. Take time to read sewing directions concerning a presser foot you haven’t used in awhile. I’ve found rushing in only ends in mistakes and frustration, nor do I want to rip out stitches from this sheer fabric. The best part about this rolled hem presser foot is no pressing.

Scissors

I chose my Fiskars, the sharpest ones I have and what’s best they have a flat bottom edge. This is good for cutting a straight edge, as straight as you can get it.

fiskars

The Rolled Hem

Well I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. No prepressing/stitching just a wonderful rolled hem presser foot that did everything for me and in less than half the time.

rolled hem

Question: What is your favorite presser foot to work with?

God Bless & Keep on Sewing

 

Thank you

Jennifer

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