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Tips & Techniques > marking skirt hem by yourself

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Posted on: 5/1/04 5:04 AM
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Phyllis' hem tip made me remember this one. This tip is for people who have no help or special tools to mark their skirt or dress hems.
Tape a piece of string across a doorway. Use a ruler to measure each side of the doorway, from the floor up, for placement of the string, so it's level. Using plain school chalk, rub the string so it's full of chalk dust. Then wearing the dress or skirt, stand next to the string and slowly turn around so the chalk dust makes marks on the fabric. This really works...I've got my chalked string in a baggie, waiting to be reused.

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Patricia Dee said... (1/15/08 10:12 AM) Reply
would never have thoughtr of doing it thsi way. Thanks I will try it.
busyozmum said... (9/6/07 2:13 AM) Reply
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful tip! Love it, love it, love it! Thank you so much for sharing this.
sewbehind said... (6/6/07 10:44 PM) Reply
Brilliant. I am going to use that one. I must wear gloves when working with the chalk though. It gives me the creeps.
regine said... (1/22/06 1:14 AM) Reply
Excellent idea, thanks so much.
Clev said... (7/7/05 8:29 PM) Reply
Good one helpful person, I'm going to try it. :)
ChubbyBaby said... (5/20/04 3:33 AM) Reply
Really neat tip!!! I'm going to try it the next time I make a skirt ;) Thanks!
May May said... (5/10/04 10:11 PM) Reply
Thanks Phyllis, that's a great tip and I plan to use it.
Danvillegirl said... (5/2/04 3:57 PM) Reply
I think I remember reading this one before somewhere but very timely now. Thanks for adding this to tips.
CycleGal said... (5/2/04 8:46 AM) Reply
What a great tip!! Good for when DBF groans when its time to hem something....
SewTwin said... (5/2/04 4:58 AM) Reply
Cool! I am going to be hemming a "soft" hem soon, and this will help! I will try it, and let you know!! Thanks for the tip!
ChrisK said... (5/1/04 2:09 PM) Reply
Great tip, what a brilliant idea. Thanks.
kathi s said... (5/1/04 8:32 AM) Reply
Clever! I'll save that one.
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