Having completed the first 3 hems, here, I move on to #4….the lining to the satin layer. Now, at this point, I must point out the process for hemming these formalwear items: mark the finished/desired length with pins (my preference), fold just below pinned line (which adds approximately 1/8”) and stitch close to folded edge. Carefully cut away the excess fabric being careful not to snip beyond the stitching. The above photo shows the excess being trimmed with my fave “duck-billed”/applique scissors. If you’re not familiar with these, they allow you to snip away fabric while protecting the under layer. Words just can’t describe how well these complete this process!!! Next step is to turn the edge, and stitch, to complete this very narrow finish. Any DSM(domestic sewing machine) will work well for this part of the process, but my Juki 2010Q….with the single hole /straight stitch throat plate……makes this stitching even smoother. A quick touch of the iron and these types of hems are completed without the need of a rolled-hem machine foot! Now, all that remains are the last
2 3…….yes, 3! hems!!!! *sigh* It appears I mis-counted by 1!!!! 2 layers of crinoline net and the final lining remain…….. Oh so close to the finish!!!! Then, on to the bodice, bustles and a couple of special requests by the bride.
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