Vintage Sewing

Skirt With Scallopy Hem

August 23, 2007

My latest finished object is a circle-ish skirt (it’s 2/3 of a circle, so I’m not sure what to call it).
It’s made from vintage fabric that I had in my stash.
I wanted to put some trim on the bottom to dress it up as well as to help turn the hem. After looking through my notions box and playing around for a while, I ended up taking bias tape and running it through my sewing machine using the shell- stitch setting (the one that’s used for blind hems). I then machine sewed it to the skirt, turned the hem and then hand sewed the other half of the bias tape to the skirt to hide the raw edges.



  1. Wow, what a great idea and what a subtle detail that can make such a difference in the finished product. It just looks great. I’m also going to try to steal the idea. Thanks for explaining how you did it.

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