So I posted this easy lace kimono 'tutorial' last week. I left the raw edges unfinished and asked for feedback on how you'd finish them off. Well, my lovely inter webs friend, JJ, of Natural Medley gave me a wonderful idea! I was leaning heavily towards a baby or rolled hem, but her suggestion appealed so much so that I immediately knew that's what I'd do. She said, "I went looking for ideas for hemming and found this lovely idea. Tissue paper or fusible paper underneath and hem with a fancy scallop stitch, with no turning, which you then cut away afterwards to mimic the scalloped hemline at the base. http://mellysews.com/2014/02/sew-lace.html". Let me just say, yes!
Here's the final result folks, and the tissue paper was recycled from previously used gift wrap that I save in a drawer ;).
Isn't it pretty? Not bad for my first time trying this, and I may need to try it again very soon.
What I'm having trouble with is styling it...does it look too 'bedroom' or does this work? I don't normally second-guess things, but this one has me scratching my head a bit. Maybe a beach cover-up? Though, admittedly, it wouldn't cover much. We'll see.
Here's another close-up of those scalloped edges in action :). Thanks again, JJ, for such a perfect idea and be sure to head over to Melly Sews for this and many many more helpful sewing hints!
Now, what shall I refashion/diy next...time to dig through my stash!