Finishing The Ruby Dress includes:
- Hemming the Circle Skirt
- securing the lining on the waist
Step 1: Hemming the Circle Skirt
Since this is a circle skirt, the bottom part of the hem is larger. To have a flat hem, we will use a gathering stitch.
- Stitch around the hem close to the edge in about 12″ segments. Use a long stitch 4-5mm).
This is a temporary stitch that will be removed. It will be helpful to use a thread in a contrasting color. For my red Ruby Dress I used a blue thread. The segments will be useful to have multiple gathering points.
- For accuracy, mark 2″ using a tailor’s chalk.
- Gather the hem just enough to press the curvy hem. The skirt will have slight gathers on the inside, but it should be flat on the outside.
- Pin in place.
- Use a cross stitch to hem your circle skirt. The picture below shows you hot to do a cross stitch.
You should get a nice and flat curvy hem.
Step 2: Sewing the lining to the Waist seam allowance
- Press the waist seam allowance towards the bodice
- Pin the lining in place
- Use a slip stitch to sew the lining to the waist seam allowance.
The picture below uses a white thread, but you should use a matching thread.
Give your dress a final press.
Your dress is now finished!
Take a picture of your dress and post it in our MHS Sewing Facebook Group.
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