Monday, June 22, 2015

Scalloped Hem, Navy Skirt

Today I created this cute little navy skirt. As I was cutting it out, I was thinking of different ways to make this plain navy skirt more exciting. I made peek a boo pockets and trimmed the top of the inside with fun fabric but the outside was plain. Then I remembered a Scallop Hem Tutorial by Coletterie I had seen, so I decided to give it a try. 
I serged the hem edge and flipped the bottom of the skirt up, right sides together. With a cup, I drew the scallop edge. After sewing the drawn scallop edge, I clipped the curves with my pinking shears. Very carefully, I flipped it right side out and ironed the hem. Finally, I used a straight stitch along the top of the scallop hem. 
You could also hand stitch. 
I should have taken more pictures of the process however I didn't know at the time if it really would work.
I love my skirt. It looks great with a denim button down top tucked in or fun graphic tee, so versatile. I can't wait to make more fun pieces for my wardrobe.

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