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Adding Eyelet Contrast Band as Hem

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    Profile photo of livefaithgirllivefaithgirl @livefaithgirl

    Hi everyone, I’m a bit stuck. I want to add about a 4-6″ contrast piece of eyelet at the bottom of the rollerskate dress. I want to use the scalloped edge as the hem. The dress lining will show through nicely. My question is, since the dress is A-line, and since I don’t want to lose the scallop hem detail, do I just “straighten” the hem instead?

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    It isnt a huge deal to straighten this hem so I think it would be ideal. You won’t be needing a hem allowance because of edging so I think you can get away with straightening it and having a fab result. Can’t wait to see the end result. Sounds beautiful! Just remember to add the seam allowances to both pieces to connect the lace band or else it will end up shorter than the lining. Cant wait to see.

    Tamara

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    Thank you for the speedy reply!!! I’m in the middle of cutting everything now πŸ™‚ so I really appreciate it!

    Michelle

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    I think I should add the lace band without a back seam, just cut a back and front on the fold (allowing for s.a.). Thoughts anyone?

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    That would work well. So you’ll just join it at the side seams?

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    Or … do I do one seam at the back? Just one long strip, since the hem is now straight. would only have to make sure the scallops match at the back seam. Sigh, I think I am overthinking this.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I would make the join at the side seam as I feel it is less noticeable there.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I would put the seam at the back. Perhaps cut it a little longer and sew it on leaving a few inches at each end. Sew the lace together and then finish attaching it to the hem.

    A little like the way flat piping is added.

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    Profile photo of livefaithgirllivefaithgirl @livefaithgirl

    But still just do one seam then? At the side?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    The side seam may affect the fall, extra weight at one side.

    Then again, its a child’s dress, not a wedding gown. I am sure it will be lovely.

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    Profile photo of livefaithgirllivefaithgirl @livefaithgirl

    Very true! Let’s get sewing then, shall we!! Thanks ladies! I’ll let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Its sound so pretty. I have not made this pattern yet. I look forward to seeing yours.

    ~Nicole~

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    Profile photo of livefaithgirllivefaithgirl @livefaithgirl

    I finished the dress, it turned out just as I had hoped, thanks for the help! The eyelet band is really pretty. I ended up using the technique outlined by Nicole above, seaming at the back only. I posted to Instagram today if you want a sneakpeak (I’m livefaithgirl on IG) but I will post to the flickr pools next week when I blog about my adventure. I have to say, the pattern is just so so lovely, more than I had anticipated before sewing it. Thanks again for the quick help, I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

    Michelle

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Glad it worked out for you. It is always lovely when A project in your head works out well in fabric. πŸ™‚

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