Member since 1/9/06
Date: 4/22/11 0:58 AM
￼I have made several nice skirts only to have the center front seam fold over to the side at the hem.
I finally found a good picture of what I am talking about but I can't figure out how to include.
How can I prevent this
And can I add picture to posts
-- Edited on 4/22/11 1:02 AM --
Member since 6/26/06
In reply to MabelLucy
Date: 4/22/11 7:39 AM
Your picture has to be hosted somewhere on the web - like on Picasa or Flickr. You can't post a picture if it's only on your computer. Also, you must right click on it, go to properties (at the bottom) and make sure that 'location' includes a .jpg suffix. If it does you can copy that and paste it using the 'image' button that shows up when you are writing a post. If you use Internet Explorer you need to tweak your settings so that you can use those buttons up there. There is a tutorial of how to do this - probably in the computer section of the message board.
I have no idea what would make your skirt center seam fold over. How strange. Hope you can post a picture soon.
Member since 8/24/02
In reply to MabelLucy
Date: 4/22/11 8:50 AM
It seems to me that your skirt hem is very curved, and/or there is too much fabric in the front where the curving is. You don't mention the pattern name, so I can't tell. Did you add ease anywhere and not taper it? Is there a waist dart you need to add?
If not, then here is a solution. Make a note of how much folding the front does and divide this number by 2. On the front piece, down toward the hem, make a mark from the side seam this amount. Then do the same with the other side. At the top, maybe where your hips are, place a mark at that side seam. Just a mark and it must be on the side seam. Then taper down to the mark in the hem. This is your new stitching line.
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Member since 4/8/02
Date: 4/22/11 10:53 AM
Or insert a piece of boning into the hem front, or iron some really stiff interfacing to made the fold impossible to fold. I always go for the little fit for a garment already in use and the change the pattern fit for future garments.