Lengthen a four gored skirt?

I cut my fabric for my dress. I don’t know what I was thinking but Instead of lengthening with the pattern I made it too short. I have some fabric left over so I’m wondering what would be the best way now to add some length so my bum doesn’t hang out.

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  • You could add a ruffle or a flat band of fabric around the bottom to add length. Since you have leftover fabric, you could do it in self fabric or choose a contrasting color.

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  • Yeah I was thinking another color, its a shirtwaist dress so it would look odd with a ruffle

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  • You could insert an inset waist a la Colette Patterns Ceylon dress.

    http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/ceylon

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  • This backgammon bottom might look OK?
    http://thelongthread.com/?p=10527

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  • You could also add a yoke to the upper part if the top isn’t already too narrow.

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  • A contrasting band would be a nice touch. Just remember that the band has to follow the same curve as the gores; you can’t cut a straight band and add it, so it will take a bit of fabric to do this.

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