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How to Self-Measure a Hem
How can I measure my own skirt hem?
Andrea Goldman
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Date: 1/29/13 8:39 AM

I don't' have a hem marker and I don't have anyone to measure a hem for me. Any suggestions? This is my first post!
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Date: 1/29/13 10:11 AM

I've heard (but haven't tried!) that you can put dressmakers chalk (the chalky kind not the waxy kind) on a piece of string, drawing pin the string across a door frame at the height you want your hem and then twirl against the string while wearing the skirt.
Hope that helps!
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In reply to Geep

Date: 1/29/13 12:33 PM

That's pretty funny. I am trying to picture how to do it.
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Date: 1/29/13 12:39 PM

Turn slowly so the chalk leaves a mark on the cloth.

This method is in PR tips. Link





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In reply to Geep

Date: 1/29/13 12:57 PM

I was going to suggest the same thing.
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