Alright. I admit it. Just overcasting the edge of chiffon looks kind of terrible once it’s been through the wash. The skirt I’m (re)making for my sister-in-law went through the wash to get rid of the stiffener, and I wasn’t really thrilled with the hem when it came out. I mean, it’s passable. It’s not going to fray. And I love the magenta thread. But…it looks pretty sloppy. I had some trouble keeping the stitches even on the bias-ey curves, and the corners, and it shows.
Especially on the curves.
And since my rolled hem foot was a failure before I went with overcasting, my options at this point were pretty limited. So I sucked it up and decided to do a rolled hem (yes, on both layers) by hand. Sooooooooooo much hemming, I know. But you know what? It looks amazeballs by comparison.
There’s still a few peeks of magenta overcasting in some places (this is my first time doing a hand-sewn rolled hem), but I’m getting steadily better. I found a great tutorial on YouTube, and I’ll have ample practice; I made it about 1/3 of the way around the first layer last night (in the span of two episodes of The Killing. On a side note, how did people sew before Netflix & YouTube?)