Two of these costumes have ragged hems. On the pattern they are simply straight cut lines so they need to be artfully cut to look either like the edge of an animal skin or the edge of fabric that has been worn and torn.
When movie and theatrical costumes are made to look worn this is called "distressing" and there is a really good explanation of this with many tips on the LOTR - Allycatsratch website. Check it out.
Now, here is this costume before doing anything to the hems. All the sewing is finished.
You can see the edges of the bib section of the top have been left raw, but I want them to look MORE raw.
And, at this point, all the edges of the skirt are straight and squared off.
I really would love to see what some of you folks do with this pattern. You can send me photos, if you first send me a message to the contact page.