I added a little length with a pop of color and a nice new waist tie to go with it. It turned out just how I imagined. I love it when things turn out exactly as planned?
Please excuse the wrinkles from the day.
Maybe you have a shirt dress that needs a little spicing up?
Want to see how I added the extra length?
First, I cut a 6 inch strip and made it long enough to fit the bottom of the dress. I folded it in half lengthways with right sides together and sewed up the short sides. I then turned it right side out, pressed it, and serged the raw edge.
Then I pinned it to the skirt hem so it was about 2 1/2 inches away from the bottom and topstitched right along the existing stitch line.
For the tie I cut a 5 inch strip using the length of the existing tie as my pattern. It turned out to be about 2 inches finished.
It was so nice to have something new to wear today.