Handkerchief Hemlines

12:00 AM

Asymmetrical hemlines have been added to my "This Season's Must Haves".




And if you like this style enough to make one yourself, use these patterns:

or

You can make a skirt or frankenpattern this with the bodice of your choice.

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12 comments

  1. I can't wait to see your next hankerchief dress. I did not see the price of the dresses at first sight, they are a big incentive to grab the sewing machine or the needle.
    Btw, I love your review of the sewing book in April so much that I purchased it. And I love that book. Thanks for shzring it.

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  2. I prefer the maxi length hankerchief hemline. I love the black and white evening number.

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  3. I've been wanting a dress with a hemline like this for a while now. If I EVER get my mojo back, I might go for it lol.

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  4. Make one! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  5. Have just been evaluating my pattern stash for summer sewing, and came across at least three patterns from the early 80s with handkerchief hems. I wasn't brave enough to wear them then, but have lately become a member of the "It Don't Matter" club. I can't stand the thought of my fat old torso in the disco-era spaghetti-strapped tiny bodices, but I will definitely steal the skirts and attach them to something more age-appropriate. Thanks for reminding me of this style, which is ultra-feminine without being icky-poo frou-frou.

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  6. I'll be keeping my eyes open to see what you post in the very near future :)

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  7. M6199 is another cute option.

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  8. I have been thinking about making a dress with this hemline from a silk sari. I think I will try it. I can't wait to see what you make.

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  9. Beautiful especially the last one!

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  11. Erica - What a lovely surprise to open my new Vogue Patterns magazine, and see your article in there. Well done!

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