How To Lengthen Clothes With Color-Blocking #2 by Kristina

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Clothes with existing color stripes are a DIYer's dream come true. It's like they come with a neon-lit invitation to get messed with. HA. I've wanted to do a couple posts on how to use color blocking to add length for a while now, and finally found the products I needed to pull it off.


No girl (that I know) wants to look like Holly Hobby, but most girls (that I know) are always looking for creative ways to add some length to the short skirts that seem to be everywhere. It's not really about re-creating a piece as much as adding a personal touch to make it work for you.


Here are a few pointers on how to use two colors to add extra length that blends seamlessly with the existing skirt. Choosing fabric that matches the shade and texture of your skirt is the most difficult part of a project like this, but the rest is a cinch if you measure carefully to know exactly how wide your finished stripes need to be.


I always lay the piece out and cut my bands the same shape as the skirt rather than trying to make a pattern.



11 comments :

  1. I love that skirt!


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  2. Wow that looks great! I looked at the first pictures because I was trying to figure out if that was before or after. But the way you did it just looks like the skirt came that way :)

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  3. nonsensicalnonsenseofmeSeptember 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    That's so neat that you found similar fabric to match the skirt. I can't tell that you added onto it at all. I don't even look at skirts in a lot of stores because I know the skirts will be too short.

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  4. A really nice post! I might give it a try myself!


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  5. Great tips! And, you did a great job! Thank you so much for sharing.
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  6. Love this tutorial! That outfit is amazing-I never would have known you altered your skirt.
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  7. very nice clothing is here and i really liked it as well. Nice one and color combination for it is also good.

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  8. this looks great, you can't even tell it was added! http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  9. Is there a way to pin these tutorials to Pinterest?

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  10. wow, great eye! i would never have known that skirt was altered. and just adorable outfit anyways!

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  11. I was thinking that if you had trouble finding fabric to closely match your existing skirt fabric that you could use a sheer fabric on the bottom two bands. With a slip you would still maintain a modest look.

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