After making this short dress fixer slip, I found myself wearing it all the time! It’s great to pair it with short dresses or long tunics or even skirts with big slits. All of those outfits I used to wear with one hand pulling my skirt down, are now carefree and extra cute, too. So I made another one, this time with an old skirt and lace ruffles. It sorta looks like a petticoat and instantly makes short dresses longer! You can even wear it as a stand-alone skirt.
an old a-line skirt, or make a basic gathered skirt with a little a-line
1-1.5 yards lace fabric
I used an old white skirt. It’s probably 5 years old and I just could never figure out how to wear a white linen skirt with a drawstring waist. It always looks sloppy. As I was sewing the ruffles all over it I found stains, too. So this is a great way to salvage and old skirt that is damaged or you don’t really like!
Next, use a ruffler foot to ruffle all of the strips. When you get to the end of one lace strip, layer the next strip on top of the first one, allowing them to overlap and be sewn together. That way, you’ll have just one long strip of ruffles. If you don’t know what a ruffler foot is, I wrote a post about it, here). You can ruffle the lace manually, but it will take forever.
Now you’ve got a new slip and a new skirt all in one!
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What do you think? Would you wear this as a skirt, too?
I would wear this in a darker colour, super cute!
I have made Ruffled Layered skirts for our girls but NEVER for myself… I think I will be re-thinking that… :)
This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous. This looks incredible.
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Gwen @ The Bold Abode
Kate! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I am going to do this as soon as I can get myself together and out from under all of the other stuff piled up in front of me!
Short dress fixer slip – what a smart idea! You’ve really got me rethinking all of those tunics I usually wear with jeans. Thanks for sharing :)
Backwoods Cottage Pam
I used a half slip I bought at a thrift store and just added some ruffles at the bottom, it did not add bulk around my hips (mine are big enough) but added the length I needed.
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I LOVE THIS! SO on my to-do list now!
Thanks for posting!
Great fix! Cute, love it! Thanx for the tutorial!
oh am i in luck!!
i have an identical white linen skirt hanging in the closet!! it used to be floor length with ruffles — i decided a few years ago it was too bohemian looking for me so i cut it calf length. i think i’ll take a few more inches off the ruffle it up!!