She pulled nervously at the hem of her too-short skirt.
Two maids were turning up the hem and hurriedly biting off the ends of thread.
His touch lingered on bruises, and he retrieved a small tool when he reached the hem of her dress.
She absently plucked at a thread on the hem of her skirt, avoiding his eager gaze.
Care should be taken, however, not to hem in the garden by crowded plantations, shelter from the prevailing strong winds being all that is required, while the more open it is in other directions the better.