How To Shorten A Skirt?
We always wanted to have something new and fashionable in our wardrobe. Without spending any money you can restyle an old garment to something new and fashionable. Restyle your skirt to something new, you can hem your skirt and make it look like a new one. You can shorten a skirt to make to bring a new look in it. In fact hemming a skirt is a useful skill that can save your money too. But the question is how to shorten a skirt. While some skirts are quite simple to hem, hemming a lined wool skirt may pose some additional challenges. There are easy hemming techniques to make doing your own alterations simple.
Refresh or restyle your old skirt by giving it a new look. Here are simple steps to follow for shortening a skirt.
1) In order to shorten a skirt, first you need to determine how much you want to shorten your skirt. You can mark the new hem length. Then measure up from the current hem and mark a line or you can opt to wear your skirt and you can mark this point with tailor's chalk or pins. If you like to shorten it appreciably, you should consider opting for the latter for a more even hem.
2) The next step would be to rip the seams of the original hem in the lining & the outer fabric. In some shirt, you may discover that the lining as well skirt are sewn together along the hemline or have been hemmed as one. You need to remove this stitching.
3) You can fold the hem up so that the bottom of the skirt is in line with your chalk mark. Then you need to press your marked hemline into place and pin securely on both the lining and outer fabric. Iron the hem all the way around, removing pins as you go.
4) The final step to shorten a skirt is to sew the hem all the way around. But be sure that you use small stitching and a matching thread so as to prevent your work from showing. You can try on and insure that you are happy with the new length. It is important that before you start shortening a skirt, it is important to measure the length correctly.