Thursday, November 22

15 minutes dress fix

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This morning I decided to take a couple of pictures of Bug in her pretty formal dress, and I noticed a little problem. Do you see it ??
 Look closer... Here.

Well, Bug is one of those string bean kids, show only grows one direction : UP, and fast at that. While short dresses are cute for babies and toddlers, I felt this was a lot of leg to show for a formal dress, even with tights underneath.

So a little stash dive later... I cut some 6" wide strips of satin that matched the sash color as closely as possible:

Folded in half, ironed and cut to size.
Then sewed into a loop

And added to the bottom of the skirt

Ahhh much better and it only took 15 minutes :)

Happy Thanksgiving !!


  1. Love it! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because this is an awesome idea! I'm going to pin it now!

  2. Smart! I just did a dress that ran a little short...I need to do this! Here's the dress that needs length:
    I've been trying to figure out what to do with it. Found you on SewManyWays!

  3. Really clever , I jhave one like that and this is a very good idea

  4. Cute! I love the accent you created too!


  5. Perfect! Great way to prolong the life of such a pretty dress!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Nice save, Mom. I did a similar save a few years ago by adding a ruffle to the underskirt. Whatever works, right?

  7. Great idea! Those little girls sure do grow fast. Thanks for sharing

  8. Hi visiting from Sew Much Ado. This is a great idea! love how it turned out.


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