scalloped hemline top, made by me (tutorial below — similar here and here)
dittos jeans (similar here)
gorjana necklace and bracelet

I don’t know what it is about scallops, but I just love them. They’re a simple little detail that changes the entire look of a piece, and they’re so whimsical and unexpected.

I’ve been wanting to make something with a scalloped hem for myself for a while, and when I ran across this sweatshirt dress at Target a few weeks ago, it was perfect for an easy refashion. And it turns out that doing this kind of hemline is super easy!

Click through to see the full tutorial!

dress or long shirt
matching thread
sharp scissors
Instructions // 
1. Determine your desired length of your scalloped hem top. Mark with a pin where you want the bottom of the scallops to fall, and then cut half an inch below that. Cut off the hemline of the dress. Save the hemline because we’ll use it later.
2. Use a marker or chalk and mark your scallops. {tip: cut a piece of paper in the desired size of your scallop and use that as a guide when drawing and measuring each scallop}. Mine were about 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Cut along your markings. 
3. Take 3 inches of the original hemline and, with right sides together, pin it to the scalloped edge. Make sure the original hemline (I’ll now call it the “lining”) is completely covering the scallops. Sew along the scallops and lining, all the way around the dress, sewing them together. Sew as close to the edge of the scallops as you can. 
4. Trim the lining down to be the same height as the scalloped edge. Make sure you cut a nice big slit in between each scallop.  Once the lining is completely trimmed down, fold the lining over the top of the scallops and turn each scallop right side out. Press super well so each scallop lays flat. 
5. Sew around the entire scalloped hemline, about 1/8″ away from the edge, securing the lining in place and flattening the hemline. And you’re done!