Jun 25, 2013

DIY Adding Length To A Dress

1. Place your fabric folded in half underneath your dress.
2. Draw an outline on the additional fabric giving the amount of extra length needed. Don't forget to add extra length for your hem (I add an extra inch for the hem).
3. Now add 5/8" inch all the way around the line your drew to give yourself an extra seam allowance.
4. Cut your fabric out along the new line you just drew.
5. Removing the dress, and using the additional fabric right sides together sew on the left and right side seams. This will make your fabric a tube. Finish the seams with either a zig zag stitch or a surger.
6. Now that your additional length is sewn together use the fabric as a tube, place the dress inside the tube of fabric making sure that the dress and the fabric are right sides together.  Match the bottom of the dress and the top of the additional fabric together and sew along the edge of the dress. Hem the additional fabric and you're done! 
** The dress used in this tutorial is c/o Sheinside


  1. This is awesome, and that last picture? The best.

  2. I love this tutorial, and you have a great sense of humor

  3. hahah you are hilarious. darling dress ;)

  4. I love this! I have so many dresses I ought to do this to. Thanks for the quick tutorial!

  5. hahaha, I use to do that always with short dresses! :).. you are so cute! ;) kisses!

    Lore - Pinkadicta

  6. I'm giggling thinking of you out in the park by yourself taking that last picture...too funny.

  7. you have to be the most talented lady ever! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I always get amazing with how you can turn a piece of clothing I wouldn't look twice at to something fabulous! congratulations!

    Drawing Dreaming

  8. Love it, alot better than buying skirt extendors!

  9. This is what I really need right now :) Thank's

    Glad to see new friends

  10. I ordered this dress and it's gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. In any shop you'd pay a huge amount for this dress. I am so pleased with the dress and I don't regret buying online at all.
    Brandy Melville Tops