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Ball Gown Invisible Hem Vogue 2810
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Date: 4/15/09 1:17 AM

Hi, I am attending a ball in a few weeks and I am sewing an evening dress based on mutating patterns vogue 2237 (http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2237.htm?tab=list/evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=all) for the tophalf and vogue 2810 (http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2810.htm?tab=list/evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=all) for the bottom half. I would like to create an invisible hem for this garment so the stitching does not show through. My fabric choice is a black satin which I bought about 2 years ago. I have taken off about 5 inches off the train as I think it looks more like a wedding dress. I've read in one of my sewing books that I can sew the lining to my fabric which I understand but do I need to stabilise this with some sort of tape? Or should it be fine on it's own? Or is there another method of making an invisible hem or should I just do a hand rolled hem (I've tried using my rolled hem foot on some scrap fabric and it is hit and miss some bits look lovely and other bits look AWFUL! I need to practice more!!!). Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

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Date: 4/15/09 8:38 AM

If you underline your outer fabric with a light weight fabric such as china silk or silk crepe de chine or silk organza, this depends on your outer fabric, you would then sew the hem to the underlining and it would be invisible. I don't think that silk satin is light enough to hand roll easily. The fabrics are cut identically and attached to each other in the flat stage with the two layers being treated as one afterward. For more detailed explanation on how to do this I'd look at a good sewing book or see if Threads has uploaded one of its many articles on this subject.

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Date: 4/16/09 0:38 AM

Thanks Nancy! That has helped and I'll have a look on the Threads site. :)

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