Sunday, February 13, 2011

Altering Side Wrinkles Out of a Skirt

There is Talbot's Outlet dangerously near my home. It's a true outlet with things from stores that have been marked down. (Not an outlet where things are made just for the outlet.) I frequently find things there for GREAT deals! Like a $108 skirt marked at $11.
It was too long (to the floor) and the hips were wrinkly.
The skirt was straight, so a simple hem job took care of the length. It wasn't lined, so this was pretty straight forward. But what to do about the hips?
Turns out a small seam bringing in the sides by 1/4" each was all that was needed.

I took a shot with one side done so you can see the difference.   See how much smoother the fixed side hangs?
I didn't even have to rip out the old seam first.  Just gently curve the seam from the waist to slightly inward at the hips.


MaryKay is slowly trying to dig herself out from under a mountain if fabric, one tutorial at a time.
You can see the adjustment here- just a slightly inward seam at the hips.  Fixed it right up.  Now, only 600 more mending projects to go! :-)

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