A friend’s friend was out cycling and the edge of her beautiful rectangle skirt got torn. My friend knew of my sewing hobby and asked if i could fix the jagged hem of the outfit.
So here is the dress with the torn rectangle skirt. The bicycle really chewed up that edge!
I had several options.
1. Turn it into a circle skirt.
2. Retain the rectangular shape but make it a lot shorter.
3. Cut off that torn edge and one other from the opposite end to retain a sense of asymmetry.
The first idea was really feasible but it might not be what the owner of the dress was expecting. The rectangular skirt provided asymmetry and I wanted to retain some of that. So I looked at idea 2.
After some measurements, I’d have to bring each side of the skirt hem up by 3″ at least. that would make the skirt precariously short!
So I decided upon idea 3. This would retain most of the length and keep the asymmetry.
I started by removing the trim.
Lined up the edges. Cut off the torn edge and opposite edge.
Reuse the trim. Sew on!