She hems and haws!
So now lets get down and dirty with the hem situation. It took a LOOOOONG time, people. Bear with me as this was no simple hem. This pattern is basically a bathrobe with cool pockets so I really feel the additional touches of tailoring are going to hopefully take it out of that realm.
The bottom edge of the strip is catch stitched to the coat as well as connecting the abutting edges.
Once that was done the hem was folded up and basted on the edge with the silk thread again. In case you forgot the silk thread doesn't leave marks when steam pressed. Next I pressed just that edge on the wrong side on a thick towel with steam and a press cloth.
The top of the hem is flipped back and catchstitched to the coat.
A completed, invisible, padded hem! Muy lindo, verdad? These linty pictures are giving me the creeps as my coat fabric is so pretty in real life. I hope that comes through with the final photos. Thanks for bearing with me and my hem obsession. How many passes did you count?
- Catchstitch flannel to coat
- Baste bottom edge
- Apply bias binding
- Ditch stitch bias binding
- Baste top of hem
- Catchstitch hem
I think that was all! So it was time consuming but I think it is worth the effort. The lining is sewn in and all that is left is sleeves and connect them to the lining. Almost there!.........Bunny