SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Brother
Brother

Tips & Techniques > hemlines

Viewed 5553 times
Posted by: ryansmumAria
photo

 
 
About ryansmumAria starstarstar
CA USA
Member since: 7/29/05
Reviews: 135 (tips: 96)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 32 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 9/18/10 3:45 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
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!

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment    
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!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Create a Jacket Muslin
Create a Jacket Muslin

Class Details

Online Class
More Knits
More Knits

Class Details

SewBaby Easy to Sew Baby Layette Pattern

SewBaby Easy to Sew Baby Layette Pattern

Pattern Details
Jamie Christina Mission Maxi Paper Pattern

Jamie Christina Mission Maxi Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.