I have always been afraid of sewing clothes for myself as I felt the things I had tried always looked homemade. I have received Threads magazine for years now and have used the articles that relate to home accessories. The many other techniques that you include in your magazines fascinate me and I am now ready to start sewing clothing. The question I have today is about finished lengths (for skirts – various lengths, pants – regular length & I would like some at ankle length, Capri etc.) I am 5′ 1″ and approx 155 lbs. I try on petit clothing in stores and the items are still to long. Having shortened them, I never seem to really get the proper length. Can you help me ?? Are there some general rules that I can use?
Eager to sew.