Monday, January 16, 2012

How to Lengthen a Skirt

I purchased this skirt from modbe on clearance for about $10 for my daughter.  I was disappointed that it was so short- too short. So, I went to Hancock's and found some coordinating fabric.

Here is how I lengthened it.
  1. Take the original skirt and cut off the bottom four inches- now you will have a circle of fabric and a skirt with no finished hem.  
  2. Take the matching pieces of fabric and cut five inch wide strips, I wish my photography lighting skills were better because the fabric coordinates perfectly with the skirt and the sweater
  3. Sew these into a circle matching the circumference of the skirt bottom.  
  4. Match up the side seams and sew this new fabric to the bottom of the skirt.  
  5. Take the original skirt bottom and sew it to the bottom of the fabric you have just added to the skirt
Now, you have the original hemmed edge at the bottom of the skirt and it is a good four inches longer- yeah!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea and just what I was looking for! You think outside the box!. Thanks, Trulah

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