First off, I had her put on her shoes and I marked the length. All that money for a dress and that was one uneven hem, let me tell you!
I go to my sewing machine and set it on a medium length basting stitch and I loosen the tension a bit so the extra fine fabric doesn't get all puckery. I use post-its or tape to mark how deep I want the hem and then I sew a line of stitching to mark my place.
I hang it up and see if it's even. I'll mark any corrections with pins or chalk at this point.
Looks pretty good to me! Wow, it looks like more than 3 inches too. gulp!
Set my trusty ol' serger for a 3 thread rolled hem and made sure
I kept the row of stitching just to the right of the cutter.
Who ever invented a serger was a genius! That rolled hem is so nice.
I can even imagine how long it would've taken me to hand sew a rolled hem.
That's the pile of satin and chiffon that came off the dress.
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