Hello! I am new to this forum but have been a Threads magazine subscriber for almost 20 years. I feel certain that someone here will be able to help me with my question so I am just jumping in today to ask it, even though I’m new.
I am altering a school choir evening gown; I can cut seams open to make adjustments but not cut fabric, since the gown will be returned to the school at the end of the year. I had to fold up the hem 9″ (she’s a petite girl) and gather the serged edge to fit, and then I tried very carefully to handstitch the hem but it still has a puckery line on the right side, made uglier by being 9″ up from the hemline and so obvious and out of place. Is there a better way to hem satin-back crepe so it won’t show on the outside? The dress is unlined and I haven’t dared press it for fear it will look worse. Is the puckeriness due to the weight of the wide hem? Did I pull the thread too tightly? Do I need interfacing? Is it just how it goes with satin-back crepe?