Vintage Sewing

Lengthen a four gored skirt?

December 6, 2012

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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