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 !!
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!ReplyDelete
Smart! I just did a dress that ran a little short...I need to do this! Here's the dress that needs length:ReplyDelete
I've been trying to figure out what to do with it. Found you on SewManyWays!
Really clever , I jhave one like that and this is a very good ideaReplyDelete
Cute! I love the accent you created too!ReplyDelete
Perfect! Great way to prolong the life of such a pretty dress!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Nice save, Mom. I did a similar save a few years ago by adding a ruffle to the underskirt. Whatever works, right?ReplyDelete
Great idea! Those little girls sure do grow fast. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Hi visiting from Sew Much Ado. This is a great idea! love how it turned out.ReplyDelete