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Re: the hem, do you have a rolled hem foot for your machine? That will work best and won't require you to do as much work. If you don't have one, Amazon has a set of low shank pressed feet for under $20 that's a great value.
I do but will might check out that set anyway! :-)
A trick I found "accidentally" while shortening a chiffon prom dress, is to wind fusible thread in the bobbin (I use Gutermann but I think there are other companies that make it), stitch 1/4" from cut edge with RS of fabric facing up, PRESS along stitching line (fusible thread melts and creates stable folded edge), trim close to (1/8") stitching line, turn up scant 1/4", then finally stitch close to (fused) folded edge. Voilá! I've managed 3/16" narrow hems on fabrics as diverse as cotton batiste and poly organza & chiffon.