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July 16, 2010

Scalloped hem experiment

Hi! I do really like scalloped hems, and I've been hoping to incorporate the detail into my creations. First time I tried to make scalloped hems, I failed miserably. I ended up changing it back to straight line hem for that dress.

I think the big part of my previous failure was from making the scallop too big. Meaning, the length of the circle was too big, and my scallop looked more like what clown would wear at circus.

The other mistake is the lack of ironing. This time, I ironed the hem from the right side of the fabric, after stitching the scallops, but before turning the hem inside out. I think this helped a lot for making smoother scallops.

I used this tutorial at Vain and Vapid blog for the scalloped hem.

My inspiration comes from here..


5 comments:

Abagail said...

I Love this. I'm inspired to try this out.

Rachel said...

Ooh, scallops are tricky! Yours look great, though. I recently made a tutorial for adding scallops to shorts. Check it out: http://transientexpression.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/tutorial-tuesday-scalloped-shorts/

marLou said...

Great job on the hemming. It looks neat and polished.

Zabrinah said...

Hmm! You're the first person to introduce me to scalloped hems!

Very cool stuff!

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Erin Cathleen said...

Aww. The scalloped hem looks cute, but very difficult! I hope you're able to achieve the look you're going for!