To hem or not to hem? I found a solution!

I’m short. Not unusually short, but short enough that the lengths of long dresses frequently don’t suit me off the rack. I figured out how to address the issue today, and triple a dress’s versatility!

I ordered this dress from Asos in August. Its length is perfect for my rarely-worn heels, but drug on the ground when I wore flats. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to hem it, or only wear it with heels, so it lived on a hanger.

While reorganizing our closet again this morning (seriously, unemployment may be making me crazy) I rediscovered it. I felt silly for letting what I thought would be a wardrobe staple sit unworn for months.

Unable to make a decision again, I put it on anyway to start get my money’s worth. I went about my day for an hour or so, shuffling my feet, and managed not to fall on my face.

I had to go outside and feed the horse and ducks. I didn’t want to drag the bottom through the dirt, so I tied it up before trudging through the mud. Half way through my chores it donned on me that I had stumbled on an effective solution!

You do "knot" need to hem your dresses

I re-knotted the hem a bit lower and more neatly, and am pleased to say I found a solution to my hemming dilemma! Next time I might try tying the knot at knee length and in the middle for a subtle high-low look. That makes three dresses for the price and storage space of one!

I hope this comes in handy for the other members of the vertically challenged club. Tall people, you’re more than welcome to try it too.

If you want a me to show you how I did the knot, let me know and I’ll update this post later. My lower arms are covered with poison oak at the moment and I don’t want to gross you out. On that note, I’m going to go buy some Technu to prevent this misery from happening again.

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10 responses to “To hem or not to hem? I found a solution!

    • I’ll be sure to update it as soon as my skin looks normal again. I’m glad you like it too!

      If I ever visit the Salt Lake Area and angst for some organization gratification I will certainly get in touch with you!

  1. Looks funny wi’ me kilts! And the Lassies keep chasing’ me an’ making’ me say naw to there advances. It’s also a wee bit drafty, because you know what a Scotsman wears under his kilt, do you nae?

    • Hahaha! I suppose I should have specified this post is for people who wear dresses. If you lived in the middle east and wore a thawb it would work! You’re a member of the really tall person club anyway, I think your sizing dilemmas are probably to polar opposite of mine.

  2. I have done this with my longish dresses and I think it helps to show-off whatever shoes or boots you wear, too! Great idea for a quick length fix. Keep your great ideas coming girl. I may have to take your word on the butterscotch concoction, however (he he). ( ;

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