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I have a bias cut Sidonie skirt in a loose weave silk/wool mix. I hemmed it once with a baby hem and it distorted the hem line, flaring the skirt out too much. I have cut off the offending area, added to the skirt to make it longer, and now need to hem again. I have left the skirt to hang for a few days but want to know the best technique to use. If I hand sew an invisible hem it will leave the edge raw, which won’t suit this fabric. What else could I try?



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    Feb 24, 2010, 03.23 PMby katexxxxxx

    Try facing with a wide cut bias binding.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 11.58 PMby denecier1

    I worked with a seamstress for a short time before I had my daughter. She would fold the skirt to the length desired marks. Then she would stitch close to the fold WITHOUT cutting off the excess. Next she would cut the excess off – this is after she had stitched. Lastly she would easily fold for the remaining hem and stitch the slight hem.

    Try it on a scrap piece and see how if it will work for you.

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    Jul 15, 2011, 12.02 AMby denecier1

    It is the same as a Baby Hem. I just found directions for it on this site. Here is the link: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/baby-hem

    I hope you find something to work well!

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