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Making more with your pattern - The Sun Dress
7th June 2018

The fish tail hem is one of the key features of The Sun Dress, however if you'd like to create something a little less casual try this.

By simply straightening the hem, the whole look of this style is changed.

Take your skirt pattern pieces and take a line from the centre front and run it all the way around, at the same distance from the waist - as shown above.

If you'd like a longer dress just extend the line that forms the centre front to the length you require.

If you are using a fabric that could 'drop', leave your un-hemmed dress hanging up for a couple of days. This will let the fabric settle.

We trimmed this version of the Sun Dress with vintage braid. This Size 12 sample with a straight hem took 4 metres.