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Asymmetrical hems

kapnoel | Posted in General Discussion on

Dear all,

 

I love asymmetrical clothes which I find really flattering. I am offen in temptation to make an asymmetrical hem, sleeve or lapel. I do not have any particular instructions how to do this, but I ofter copy asymmetrical lines from old patterns. How do you do it?

 

Thanks for your answer!

 

Best regards

 

Elissavet

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  1. SewFit | | #1

    You're right about assymetrical hems being flattering.  I have a black skirt with the handkerchief hem that I love.

    I recently made Butterick B4064 to wear to my niece's wedding.  I used a soft pastel lime green linen blend and used the assymetrical hem on the top, 3/4 sleeves and straight hem on the skirt.   Because I am larger in the bust, I had to adjust for full bust.  I also had to adjust for a slight forward shoulder and so and I added a center back seam and short (6") zipper for the back closing.  I also used a hand picked zipper application. Instead of the tie at the side slit, I added a couple of self covered buttons just for the style. With moss green sandals and jewelry I got lots of compliments. 

    I am 5 feet tall and wear a 12/14 in RTW.  When I wore this dress to church last week, one of my friends commented on how "thin" I looked in it. And it's so comfortable.   

    I'm going to make another one and vary the design by using the assymetrical hem on the skirt.

    1. kapnoel | | #2

      Thank you for your answer. I am the same size as you are and only slightly taller. I made a blouse with asymmetrical hem to wear at my third son's christening party. I wore it with trousers and the effect was the one you describe. Everybody told me how slim I looked! Since I found no concrete description on how to alter a pattern to have a really beautiful asymmetrical hem, I am thinking of suggesting it to the editor for a next issue of Threads.

       

      Best regards

      Elissavet

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