Sunday, June 2, 2013

Grandma "Genius"?....Extend-a-Dress

 Lindi was having to get rid of a lot of her favorite dresses since she is (of course) growing taller....and shopping for new dresses was a bit discouraging too because most we found(if we were lucky) would barely come to her knee....so enter a little creative grandmothering....

I used a half slip she already had....then bought 1 yard of lacy eyelet fabric and a couple yards of light weight velcro...
I cut the fabric into 4 strips, 1/4 yd each and sewed the short edges together into a cylinder , then gathered the top edge...(and hemmed the bottom edge)


  

At this point I could have just sewn it to the bottom edge of the slip....but here's the genius part....I sewed some velcro to the under edge of the slip, then the other part of the velcro to the top edge of the ruffle... so it attaches to the slip with velcro...this is because we plan to make a couple more ruffles (black, yellow, etc.) that can be switched for specific dresses...


 Here's happy Lindi with a dress that was approaching uncomfortable shortness...we'll make a black ruffle that would look good with it too..


 And this was a dress she had two years ago for Kaity's wedding and hated to send to DI...


So many sundresses become much more wearable now...

Isn't this a cute one???



This is a navy/white dress



This will look good with the black ruffle...


Happy (modest) Lindi.....what a fun (grandma) project!

2 comments:

  1. THIS IS AWESOME! I'm so proud of Lindi and Sadie for always being so conscientious of their modesty. And way to go for being such a creative grandma! I wish we had thought of this when I was in high school!

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  2. very cute! i love the velcro idea...fun!

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