To lengthen a skirt, cut off a strip on the bottom, add two or three strips of coordinating color and then sew the original strip back to the bottom.  Love the lengthened dress!

Making a dress longer: cut a strip off the bottom of the dress, add three other strips of fabric to the bottom,, add the original color strip back on. have to do this to a few of my dresses, never thought about doing it like this!

TIP: Add length to short dress. Lengthen from middle.....and make it modest by adding the same material for sleeves.

TIP: Add length to short dress. Lengthen from middle Clever idea. (site is just a picture - have to figure out how to do it for yourself)

I spotted this $20 dress at H&M and scooped it up. It’s a thick jersey, super comfy and fits great. Although, it needed a couple adjustments.First off, it was too short for me.Secondly, there were no pockets! Duh. Every casual dress or skirt needs pockets.Thirdly, it needed a little color. I’d need to be serious …

Adding a colorblock hem and pockets to a store bought dress. Great little nugget of info to keep in mind. Helps to lengthen short dresses.

Lengthen a short dress by cutting up skirt, add color blocking strips, then sew back together.

Lengthen a short dress by cutting up skirt, add color blocking strips, then sew back together. I commonly think of adding to the bottom but this is a fun idea!

COUNTRY GIRL HOME : Sheath Dress Refashion.  How to add sleeves and length to a dress.

COUNTRY GIRL HOME : Sheath Dress Refashion. How to add sleeves and length to a dress. << I'm totally going to do this!

A genius way to lengthen a too-short skirt

A Genius, No-Sew Way to Lengthen a Too-Short Skirt

could use this tutorial for lengthening a sweater too! Elemental Carbon: Lengthening a Dress with Lace // DIY.

How to Lengthening a Dress with Lace - what a clever way to make modern fashions a bit more modest (or age-appropriate for those of us who aren't forever 21!)  :)

How to add length to a dress or skirt with lace Elemental Carbon: Lengthening a Dress with Lace

These are the perfect camisole-like long shirt that can do a number of things! It can extend a shirt that is a little to short or add a perfect touch of lace to a loose fitting long shirt or dress to

The Perfect Chiffon Ruffle Hi-Low Dress Extender

These are the perfect camisole-like long shirt that can do a number of things! It can extend a shirt that is a little to short or add a perfect touch of lace to a loose fitting long shirt or dress too. Would be great under an Irma or perfect tee.

The Vocal Celebrity Skirt from ModCloth

Hell Bunny Holly Gee Whiz A-Line Midi Skirt

Make This Look: The Vocal Celebrity Skirt The Sew Weekly - Sewing Vintage Lifestyle, DIY skirt, lace skirt

I often see dresses and skirts I like that fit me everywhere but that I wish were just that little bit longer. The op shops are full of them. I get around this dilemma by adding a contrast strip to the bottom of the dress. It’s quite easy to do, takes less than 30 minutes ... [Read more...]

I often see dresses and skirts I like that fit me everywhere but that I wish were just that little bit longer. The op shops are full of them. I get around this dilemma by adding a contrast strip to th(How To Make Dress)

How to Lengthen a Dress with Chiffon Underlay....  This is the coolest tutorial. For those of us that don't like short dresses, this will greatly expand our wardrobe choices!

How to Lengthen a Dress with Chiffon Underlay. This is the coolest tutorial. For those of us that dont like short dresses, this will greatly expand our wardrobe choices!

Lengthening a dress with lace. Why have I never thought of this? I find dresses I want all the time that I never buy because they are too short for my liking.

Lengthening a dress with double edged lace applied to the right side of fabric.

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