Ella Sew Along – Day 5

We’ve reached the last day of the Ella sew-along. Today will be an easy day because all we are doing is hemming the sleeves and skirt. Let’s finish our creations!


To hem your asymmetrical/circle skirt(s) you have two options. First you can fold the hem up 1/4″ and press. Then fold up another 1/4″ and press again. Sew 1/8″ from the inner folded edge. Or, you can serge the raw edge of your skirt and fold up 1/2″ and sew the hem in place. I prefer to use the second method.

For the gathered skirt option, fold up your hem 1/4″ and press. Fold an additional 1/4″ an press. Sew the hem 1/8″ from the inner folded edge.

If you chose to add sleeves to your bodice, you will finish on step 27 of the tutorial. Pin/clip the memory crease you created on your sleeves earlier in the sew-along. Sew the hem in place 1/8″ from the inner folded edge.

Day 5 Progress

To finish the sew-along don’t forget to upload a photo of your final creation into the sew-along album. I would love to see a modeled photo of your Ella. However, if you are unable to provide a modeled photo, make sure to upload a fun flatlay photo. You have until 8 pm CST on Sunday, May 17th, to upload all of your sew-along photos for a chance to win FREE shop credit. Thank you so much for participating. I hope to see you back here next month for the next sew-along!

Happy sewing,



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