HELP! I am in the middle of finishing two bias cut skirts that I ASSUMED would be easy enough. They only have 2 seams and an elastic waist! Boy was I wrong. I have been trying to hem these skirts for a couple of weeks now and I am about to throw them out!
Each skirt has an overlay. The under skirt is made from georgette and the overlay on one is rayon and the other is some kind of shear. The rayon one is giving me more trouble then the shear. I tried to use my narrow hemmer but it won’t go over the seams. I serged the edge and turned it up 1/4″ but the hem looks horrible. But my main problem is the two layers and how they hang! I finish the hem and when I try on the skirt the under layer hangs down below the overlay. So I take the skirt off and take up the under layer. Try the skirt on again and it still hangs below. Now when I have the skirt off the two layers are about an inch and a half apart. I would think that a space of about a half inch would have been enough….something has to be going on with the fabrics.
I am a perfectionist so this is killing me! Anyone have any tricks of the trade for hemming these types of skirts? Or am I doomed to toss them?
Thank you for any advice.