I wanted to try to make a scallop hem as it's something a bit different and I like how it adds a feminine touch (not that a floral skirt isn't feminine enough already!) and so I searched for tutorials. The best one I found was from a blog called Extra Petite, and has an extremely useful step by step animation.
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I also have step by step photos to show you how I did it, and how simple it was, although it is also quite time consuming.
Looking back, I could have done with more fabric (I prefer skater skirts to tight pencil skirts) so that the skirt could have been more gathered. However, it's a lovely lightweight skirt and I'm really happy with the scallops, and worth the time it took (I had to turn the machine by hand when sewing along the scallops so that I could get a smooth curved line).
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know if you try it out, I'd love to see what you create!
P.s. It's my birthday and blog birthday in 2 days! Eeek!