Susan Khalje suggests a slightly different approach for hemming a skirt with a pleated panel in the back. Normally, you fold up the hem allowance and sew it in place. That can be done with pleats, too, but the area around seamlines becomes very lumpy and takes away from the crisp definition that we look for in a pleated hemline.
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Posted on Oct 13th, 2009 in sewing, garment construction, All How-To, tips & tricks, hem, pleats, skirt