Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Adult Slip Skirt-Wowzer Wednesday

I have certain wardrobe standards that can sometimes limit my shopping choices. I often find myself looking at a dress or skirt that I love and realizing it is too short for my standards. So I came up with a solution for my leggy difficulties.

Now I admit I am not the first to come up with this idea but honestly most ideas are recycled through fellow crafters. I know there is a specific site that offers a solution to the "too short" problem. Vintage Hem. They have wonderful ideas and beautiful designs but lets be honest...who can afford $30 for a slip skirt?

Hence make your own.

For this project I bought a simple slip from Walmart $5. You could make your own slip which is simple but for $5 I will be lazy. I used some black eyelet that I already owned from a dress I made for my daughter. It is called fancy eyelet in Jet Black from fabric.com.

1. Measure the width of the bottom of your slip. I just measured the front side because the back will be the same length.2. Cut your eyelet, lace, etc the length of your slip and the length you need extended mine was 6 inches long. I made sure to cut on the scalloped edge so I don't have to hem the eyelet.3. Pin and sew your eyelet to the bottom of the slip, right sides together.4. Sew down the rest of the sides of the slip and back stitch at the end. My slip had slits so this part was easy I just sewed up the open sides.
5. Turn the slip right side out and press the eyelet. Now you are done.

Super simple, super cheap, and a great way to extend the length of any dress or skirt.

Dress: H&M $20, Slip Skirt: made by me $5, Shoes: Sheikh $20, Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory $3.99


Jill Carilli said...


HB, The Impulsive Minimalist said...

Love this idea! Thanks for the how-to :)

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Aahhh - I had this issue yesterday! Thanks for the tip!

Jessica Cobb said...

What a fantastic idea! I love this! I pinned it and I'm totally going to make one. All of my summer dresses are too short for chasing after a toddling boy.