Shorten & hem a vintage dress…
I recently brought this dress from my local vintage store for £3.00, I thought it would be perfect in the summer and couldn’t pass it up! The only problem was the length, I chose to shorten it and show you how to do so in the process (well hopefully). Heres my very first step by step guild to shortening and hemming a dress, I hope you like it and find it useful.
What you will need –
Scissors, thread, measuring tape, pins, un-picker (incase you need it),
Firstly try the dress on and pin in place to the desired length, then lay the dress down flat and measure to the pin. Using the measurement repeat at least three times across the width of the dress and pin to desired length each time, don’t for get to add 1-2 cm’s to the length for hemming.
The all you have left to do is try it on and check your happy with the length and how it looks!
Hope you found this little tutorial helpful. Let me know what you think.