Monday, 5 September 2011

How to rescue a short skirt...

I've had this skirt for a while now.  I love the colour and texture of it - it's baby cord with velvet detailing and a little lace at the bottom.  But I'd be happier if it was a bit longer so I'd say it was a 3 out of 5 rather than a 5 out of 5.

I've been racking my brains trying to figure out what fabric to add to the bottom to lengthen it - was I going to get an exact match?  Would a different colour look right?  Decisions, decisions!

Anyway, it occurred to me that it had an underskirt attached to it.  Not only that, the underskirt was the exact same colour and it was also made out of cotton rather than polyester.  Woohoo, result!!

So I cut off the underskirt, cut it into three equal strips, hemmed it, gathered it and then attached it to the bottom of the lace.  You'd never know it wasn't meant to be there.

It looks great with boots and it's a definite 5 out of 5 now!