I did it again
Last time I added cuffs to pants or romper to make it longer.
Today I lengthened some clothes which still fit but short by adding ..something on it,
Like this, this, this, and this
I mean a strip fabric (I prefer knit/jersey so I don´t have to hem) or lace that is the width of your shirt you´d like to extend.
You can mix and match many strips together to make your shirt funky.
I just keep it simple.
gathered at the back, with elastic strung through it.
Do you think it looks like a paperbag skirt?
It was a A-line dress that fit Emmi chest not any more.
I cut and made two little box pleats those were optional for you.
I cut a strip of fabric that is a few inches longer than that skirt is all the way around and 1 3/4 inches wide (for one inch wide elastic).
I folded it over an one inch wide card board strip and ironed it flat. That´s my trick when working with fabric strips.
Then I pinned the strip all the way around the skirt, sewed all the way around the top of the strip 1/8 inch from the edge, leaving two gaps at side seams for threading elastic through (I´ll do flat front skirt) and a few inches free at both ends.
Then I layed the 2 ends flat, pinned them together right where they met, a mark where they met and flipped them so that the right sides would be facing each other.
I re-pinned them right where they needed to be sewn together, then sewed them together and trimmed off the excess fabric. Sewed the casing closed (except two gaps at the sides of skirt for elastic through)
Then I strung the elastic through the waistband.
I started at one side of the skirt, went around the back, the elastic should come out the other side of the skirt.
I sewed the elastic in place right on the seam of the skirt in a matching thread color, so it's disguised.
I pulled the elastic in the back so that it gathers up the skirt a bit, sewed the other side of the elastic in place at the side seam.
The finished waist should be the same size as your child's waist.