If you've been following along you know that I love to put a little lace on the hem of the lining in a dress or a skirt for that matter...going for that slip like appearance without the hassle of actually wearing one!
I've used it pretty consistently on garments for the last three years and sorrowfully I've come to the bottom of my lace stash. Now I can and probably will refill it...it's just that my previous stash was purchased at some really bargain prices...whereas the lace I'm finding today is a little pricier...*sigh*
So I've had to come up with a new way to finish my linings. Now I know that I could just turn the hem twice, press and stitch. But where would be the fun in that!?! After rumbling around in my trim drawer, I decided to just add some rayon hem tape to the bottom of the hems:
Lately I've decided that I really like this look...it's a clean finish that works with the tailored garments I've been making recently...because of that it's shown up in the last three dresses...
It's a very simple application. I just fold the rayon seam binding in half, press it, then pin it to the hem of the lining. Finally stitch it onto the lining and of course, give it one last press. Voila ~ you're done!
I know it's a small thing...and it's one more step right at the end of the garment...when you are almost home free and done...but its such a wonderful surprise weeks later when you are wearing the garment again...to see a touch of lace or this really kewl clean finished hem.
Try it! You will see that it makes you smile too!