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Posted on: 9/18/10 3:45 AM
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The goal to hemming a garment is that it is parallel to the floor.
It's not enough to cut straight across a garment to a get a straight hemline.
When fabric goes over the bustline it takes up more fabric so if you are large busted, you may end up with a high-in-the-front hemline because fabric is being used to go over your generous bosom!

The best way to do this is to have a friend help you pin up the hem and use the floor as your guideline and a very long ruler.
Once you have figured out how much longer your center front is you can use this is re-drafting your pattern.

Using the floor as your guideline for all your hems is the way to ensure a straight hemline!

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monijo said... (9/20/10 3:28 AM) Reply
Children readily help with this task. At the same time, it reinforces their simple arithmetic skills.
Molliefran said... (9/19/10 8:23 AM) Reply
Learned this in 1959 in home ec. Thanks for the reminder!
 
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