I am so excited to finish up today. Not a lot to cover, just the slit and hems. Here we go.
View A only
Step 26 – To finish the hem, turn the bottom of the skirt towards the inside by 1/4” and press.
Fold again at 1”. Pin and press. Stitch at a scant 1” from the folded edge to finish your hem.
View B Only
Step 27 – Starting about 3 inches above the dot on center front, fold the raw edge of the seam allowance under itself by 1/4” until it reaches the center front seam or pressed edge. Press flat and pin.
Step 28 – Starting at the bottom raw edge of the skirt, edgestitch along the folded edge until you are 1/4” above the dot. Pivot and stitch across for about 1/2“. Pivot again so you are pointing towards the bottom and continue to stitch down the fold on the other side .
Step 29 – To finish the hem, fold the bottom raw edge towards the wrong side of the fabric by 1/4” and press.
Fold again at another 1/4” and stitch at a scant 1/4” along the entire bottom of the dress, backstitching at both ends.
Give your dress a final press. Hooray, you are finished!
Here is my finished View A Southport Dress:
Here is my finished View B Southport Dress:
I can’t wait to see your Southport Dresses too. Please be sure to tag your dresses #southportdress on Instagram or send me an email with a link to a blog post or with a picture of your dress so that I can see it.