A hem measurement is a measurement taken from a woman's waist to the desired length of a skirt hem. This measurement is commonly use to sew the hem of women's skirts.
It is important to make an exact measurement and to not base the measurement on the dress size. Wedding dresses use a measurement called the hollow-to-hem measurement. This measurement is taken by measuring from the hollow point of the neck to the desired length of the skirt. Taking an exact measurement is important so that the skirt does not end up too long for the person who is going to wear it.Learn More
To fringe a shirt, cut off the hem, and cut vertical fringe strips. Add one or more beads to each fringe strip, and tie a knot in the bottom to keep the beads in place.Full Answer >
To turn a sweatshirt into a jacket, first cut a straight line up the center front from hem to neckline. Add a thin lining to the bodice of the sweatshirt. Sew a zipper onto the raw edges of the sweatshirt to complete the transformation.Full Answer >
The correct way to measure bust size depends on the purpose for the measurement. For bra fitting, most lingerie retailers recommend taking two measurements: under the breast and around the back and around the fullest part of the breast.Full Answer >
According to Playtex, a 38C bra cup has a measurement of 41 inches around the fullest part of the bust and is 3 inches greater than the band size. The band size of 38 inches is measured above the bust and under the underarm.Full Answer >