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Sewing: Week Twenty One High Low Hem Dress

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

High low hem dress is here, time for summer. This dress is comfortable and a bit vintage. The fabric, though, is so fun. In all honesty, I didn’t know it was flowers when I first purchased it – I didn’t see them until I had the fabric sprawled out and ready to cut the pattern. I do like it, though. It’s a bit retro, which isn’t something I pull of well or often.

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

High Low Hem Dress

I used this very easy McCall’s pattern – the only change I made was how I hemmed the bottom. I folded it and used my serger rather than top stitching. Also, if I made this again, I would make the straps thicker and use the same type of hem. Next time!

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

This is what the bottom hem looks like all finished. Since the hem is really visible I thought it better look clean and polished. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize what the garment will look like when it has movement – I can’t tell you how often I pick a fabric for something only to realize it looks brutal when I mock hold it up to see how it will flow. The fact that you can’t return fabric is the main reason I look silly in the fabric store. My only wish is that they had mirrors!

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

Once the pattern is cut it’s only 5 seams and then a few hems, that’s it, that’s all.

Done and done. Looks good, right? I love how the fabric looks with shape. So excited to wear it.

Wear with a belt or with a long sweater or even a jean jacket (those are cool, right?).

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

High Low Hem Dress: 3ten.ca

Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a great long weekend and enjoying the sun. Here it’s raining, but we need the rain in Northern Alberta, so no complaints here. See you again soon!

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