Metres and metres of it in fact, on both the crepe chiffon overskirt and the dotted swiss lining.
Even once Shell stood in my living room for an hour while I carefully measured and cut and took off quite a bit of length and width from the skirt and train, there was a lot of hem left to do.
I hand hemmed my own wedding dress, but I didn’t have the time or inclination to do that for Shell.
My solution? A rolled hem, using my rolled hem foot.
And I was slow, and careful, and it came out perfectly.
I stretched the hem just a tiny bit as I sewed it, so that it ruffles ever so slightly
The whole thing drapes beautifully, and just hits the ground, so it doesn’t show Shell’s shoes unless she wants it too, and won’t get dirty on the grass.