Reader Pickles: “How Do You Hem Flares Without Losing The Flare?”

Julie from Chicago has a fashion pickle she needs solved: "I've got a sewing machine and am pretty good about DIY-tailoring jobs, but this one has been eluding me. How do you get bellbottoms hemmed without losing the flare!? I'm pretty short, so when I try to hem them, flares just become strange and trumpet-looking, or lose the flare entirely. Help! Is it impossible? (Picture of the pants in question, attached!)"
Fellow readers, if you have helpful advice to solve Julie's pickle, leave your comments below. In a pickle yourself? Send your style dilemmas to with a photo if applicable.
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