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Monday, February 4, 2013

Skirt Extender DIY


I love skirts. But as I get older it seems that skirts are getting shorter or I am getting taller.  I have a general rule that my skirts go to the knee.  Skirts that length that are modest can be hard to find. So when I saw a modest slip extender at a local boutique I just had to have one.  But at $30 a piece I decide I would have to wait.  So I went to my local Joanns.  They had a great selection of Lycra stretch fabric in lots of colors.  Here is what I bought:

1 yard Lycra fabric
2 yards coordinating lace
1/4 inch elastic enough for your waist.

To start measure your hips. take that measurement and add 1 inch.
 Measure the length you want, from waist to knee or wherever you want it to go to.


Using a knit stitch, sew a seam the length of your skirt.

Make a casing for your waist band.
Thread your elastic through the casing.

Attach your lace.

Along the seam I used the extra lace and made a bustle like look for the kick pleat in my skirts. I started with a 4-5 inch piece and stitched it down.  Then a 3-4 inch piece and so on.. Go up maybe 6-8 inches high.  Enough to show lace when you kick pleat opens. 







11 comments:

  1. I love my slip extender! I need a black one, so thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. I totally need this! Thanks so much for sharing your great tutorial! I can't wait to try it! Have a great day!

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  3. Popping over from SNAP! Love this! My oldest daughter is so tall for her age and thin as well and we've been having a hard time lately finding skirts long enough. This is a darling remedy to our problem! Thank you! :)

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  4. That is awesome! I LOVE skirts, and have also had a hard time finding them long enough. I am going to try this for sure. I think hor pink would look neat! After seeing your tutorial, I may even try repurposing a t-shirt until I get to Joann's. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this!

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up.
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  7. I saw these for sale at a boutique for like 25 bucks...yeah, didn't buy one. Thanks for the How-To! :) I'm pinning! :)

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