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Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

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Hemming the Skirt

Christine Haynes

Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

Christine Haynes

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Lesson Info

21. Hemming the Skirt

Lesson Info

Hemming the Skirt

We are at the final step if you're following along in the instructions that's step number sixty four so congratulations on making it through sixty three steps so far so all we have left to do is him there is a one inch hem allowance here for the skirt for either skirt for view a or view be if you prefer to make it shorter that is completely fine you can trim off extra maybe you would have already done it at this point you could make a deeper him if you prefer but I've included a one inch him we're going to fold a half inch we're going to use our seem gauge we're folding the wrong sides together and we're gonna pin that in place and we're going to do this all the way around the hem we definitely want to be using glass had pins for the step because we're going to be pressing right on top so I'm going to do this all the way around the entire ham so have pinned all the way around and I'm going to now press on top of my pins and that first full that first half inch fold and this is just to ...

secure that crease and we'll do this all the way around the hem before we do our second school all right so now we've got the first full done and pressed and now we want to give it a second fold so this first fold is a half inch the second fold is also going to be a half inch so I like to just take a couple of pins out sort of taking all the pins out just like to take about a foot about twelve inches of it out do that second fold and pin in and you can see I've changed the direction of my pins because this is gonna be a lot easier to pull out as I'm stitching so once we've done our second half inch fold, we're going to go back over it with our iron and give it a good press toe hold that fold in place so that we can prepare it for tops to chain we're going to top such it just like we did on our binding where were stitching close to that inside fold all right now we're ready to stitch it so all that's left to do is top stitch the ham that we've folded here and again we put our pins off to the right so they're really easy to pull out. I like to start my stitching either at a side seymour at the back scene so that that back stitches in dead center front I'm gonna start with my back stitch and as we've been doing, I'm sewing with just a regular straight stretch and I'm still using my two point five stitch link top stitch this all the way around and then once we meet up with our stitch at the very beginning, we will do our back such line right up with our starting stitch on that is the final stitch of the dress. We only have one step left, which is pressing the ham that we just showed the very last step. All we have to do is press are him I as you have watched throughout the entire class and the big advocate for pressing, it really does elevate your sewing. We pressed this initially when we went to hem it, but after we so it it's still a little bit soft. So I really like to give my having a nice press at the end and just rotate that around and it really does help a lot makes everything a lot more professional of game and also before you go to put your dress on, you might want to give the rest of it a little bit of a press because you can see even here there are a few wrinkles we've been handling it throughout the process, so there might be a little bit here and there that you want to touch up with your iron as well at this moment that is the end way have are finished dress, and I also have finished ofyou b, which we'll see in a minute as well.

Class Description

Add advanced techniques to your sewing skill-set without worrying about ruining fabric and wasting money in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Every purchase includes an easy-to-use, printable PDF version of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Christine makes vintage-inspired patterns for the modern seamstress and in this class she’ll guide you step-by-step through the dressmaking process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a variety of darts, the correct way
  • Incorporate an invisible zipper 
  • Line up a lot of intersecting seams
  • Create both views of the pattern

In this class, you’ll have the maker of the pattern talking you through best practices and offering expert tips on tailoring it to your preferences. You’ll also get insights on choosing the best size for your measurements.

Don't waste time working on something that won't ultimately look right, learn the best way to follow a pattern and make sophisticated dress in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Class Materials

Bonus with Purchase

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Instructions.pdf

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Pattern.pdf

Christine Haynes - Supply List.pdf

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Esther Gonzalez

Great lessons, very detailed and explained clearly. Patterns are easy to work with. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves sewing or is even new to sewing because it won't leave you confused

Maureen Nevers

I loved Christine's clear, pleasant style of instruction. Unfortunately I had to stop watching 1/2 way through - is there really a dog barking in the background through the whole video recording?! Even if I could tune it out (it was pretty faint mostly), my 2 cocker spaniels were not fooled! Perhaps I'll try to resume watching with headphones ... Wish that had been addressed at the time of recording or editing, though 😐

Chelvy Braggs