Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lengthening a dress with lace

 The other day I got a cute new dress.
The only problem was it was a little a lot too short. 

Like no mom of 3 kids should ever be caught wearing it short. 
But it was still really cute and on super sale so I bought it hoping I could figure out a way to make it more mom friendly.   

As I was digging through my mountain of fabric/trim/etc. I found this beautiful vintage lace. 
I knew it would be perfect. 

So I pinned it around the bottom of the dress (to the front of the dress so I didn't lose the pretty scalloped edge)  

and sewed it on. 

Now I have a pretty, lacy, perfect length dress. 
I think I actually like it better with the lace. 
What do you think?

I wish all projects could be that easy. 


Alison said...

So cute! I always struggle with length... this is a great fix!

Erika said...

I always see cute dresses that are above the knee...and I can't wear them(knee surgery scars:( ...) this is a very good idea, I love the lace!!!!thak you for sharing!

Cecilia said...


pretty minded said...

your blog is lovely and this is a wonderful idea!!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

What a great idea! Seems like every dress I see these day is WAY short. Not for this Momma of 2! :)