A to Z of Fashion – Lettuce Hem


Lettuce Hem is pretty wavy — much like the legume itself when it’s been slice up. It is the  result of fabric being stretched as it is sewn, resulting in a wavy hemline. This wiggle of a hem works best edging jersey or fabrics that have stretch, as the cross-grain elastic quality keeps the ‘bounce’ of the wave, not letting your lettuce go limp and flat.

Alberta Ferretti used the technique to add a feminine finish to her part flamenco, part fiesta spring/summer 2014 collection.

LETTUCE HEM lettuce lettuce 3 lettuce hem 4

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