How To Lengthen a Dress With Chiffon Underlay by Kristina

Thursday, July 26, 2012
I love a pretty dress, but summer can be so exasperating with the prolific amount of short dresses available. It's frustrating to go to the mall and walk out after trying on a bazillion dresses that are just two or three inches too short. This is a tutorial on how to lengthen a dress using floaty chiffon. A permanent underlay is so much more convenient than an embellished slip underlay because you never have to worry about whether it's hanging too far down or worse, if it's going to fall off!


Cutting your underlay in the same shape as the dress (in this case, a semi-circle) ensures that it will hang in the same way as the dress and, ultimately, look like it was originally part of the dress. If your dress has more of a straight bottom edge, you'd want to imitate that as well. I generally cut a piece two inches longer than needed for the finished length to accommodate a rolled hem on the bottom and the extra allowance needed at the top where you attach it to the dress.

9 comments :

  1. nice! I like i!

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  2. Definitely gonna try!

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I would try this for sure. Thanks a lot.
    Rupa
    jennysbicycle.blogspot.com

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  4. So pretty!

    xo Jennifer
    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  5. Looks great n
    icely done

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  6. Perfect tip for me as I only really suit midi length dresses but it is hard to find them that length, even vintage shops are now customising all the frocks into mini dresses so frustrating!

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  7. so beautiful post, like it



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  8. I think it looks more beautiful then before!

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  9. It's one clever trick. It looks like it all came together in one piece and not just an addition. :) Thanks for sharing!

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