I thought it might be interesting to run a series of ‘True Confessions’. I offer up a secret, you laugh at me – or give me advice! – and then people can share their own True Crafting Confessions in the comments. Your confession can be related to any type of craft – sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, you name it. I think we could all learn a lot. So, here goes. My first True Confession.
True Confession – I’ve never really known how to hem the lining of a skirt or dress.
So far in my sewing career, I’ve usually (always) trimmed the lining a couple of inches shorter than the skirt hem, turned it up twice and sewn down a separate hem. I’m vaguely aware that other people don’t do this – they seal the lining hem inside the skirt hem. I don’t really know why I have avoided doing this, although I think laziness plays a large part.
Of course, some skirts or dresses would work best with a lining that is hemmed separately to the main body. Um, right? (I’m thinking of anything with fullness to it.)
What advice do you have to give me? And, possibly more interestingly, what is your contribution to this week’s True Confession? Come on, spill the beans! You’ll feel so much better for it…