How To Create The 'Preen' Hemline


 Preen - Fluted hem.

Preen - Fluted hem.

 Preen - Hancki-chief hem.

Preen - Hancki-chief hem.

 Preen - Asymmetrical hem.

Preen - Asymmetrical hem.

Skirt hems are changing, they no longer need to be one length or symmetrical. See above for Preen’s fantastic skirt lengths and designs. They use a traditional ‘hankie chief hem’, a 'slightly ‘fluted’ hem and then they cut an ‘asymmetrical’ hem.

These are great inspiration for updating a dress or skirt with very little skill needed or much sewing. I decided to try changing a hem on a maxi dress.

I cut a moon shape out of the front the hem deliberately off centre - i.e I didnt measure, I just cut and what was, will be. Simply with this style of hem - nothing can go wrong. I then simply double turn the hem of the fabric and sewed into place. I cant wait to wear this dress with thick socks and boots 👢.

 Dress with uncut hem.

Dress with uncut hem.

 Hem cut out on the right side of the dress.

Hem cut out on the right side of the dress.

 Hem detail.

Hem detail.