You will need
- -a strip of cloth.
Find a contrasting strip of fabric or something to match the skirt. Very cool mix of soft pink and pastel purple; black, white and gray.Start from the bottom of the skirt a few inches, baste the strip. Sew the strip in two ways: butt or on top. In the first case, the bottom of the skirt and the strip form a seam. The second applies if the fabric is of different qualities and densities.In the first case, you only need to handle the bottom of the skirt and the second top strips need to stitch to its accession to the product. Do not use heavy fabric. It may ruin the shape of the product and pull the hem down.
Use lace. It can be not sew directly on the bottom, and cut in the hem, curved cuts and for them to put lace fabric. Note that when you add lace it often happens that the thing loses its casual look and is suitable only exit.
Add length through the mixing zone. With narrow skirts, tight fit, this option may not be suitable, because you will have to unpick the side seam and insert a fabric. So the product will become a little wider. Take any piece of fabric and tailor broader zone. Connect detail belt skirt, the product will become longer.
Another option. Fight back the belt and insert the appropriate strip of cloth between the waistband and skirt. It is better to use a cloth of the same quality and density as the fabric of the skirt. First, sew the fabric to the skirt (seam butt or on top). Then attach the billet detail belt.
Extend the product due to the shuttlecock. Take two semi-circular parts with an inner radius equal to 1/6 of the width of the bottom of the skirt. The outer radius make at discretion, depending on the desired width of the flounce. Then sew one part to the front of the skirt, and the second to the back. Join the parts with a seam, grind the bottom of the product.
Advice 2: How to make the skirt longer
Women are always happy to update your wardrobe, however, there are some things that are difficult to separate, for example my favorite skirt. But time goes on and fashion changes, and with it change the preferences of women. Favorite short skirt is not satisfied. There is a solution – an old skirt to lengthen and to change her appearance. In the end, you have a wardrobe will be an interesting model. The option of lengthening depends on the model of the skirt.
You will need
- - old skirt;
- - fabric for lengthening and decoration;
- - a sewing machine.
Lengthen the skirt by a strip of chiffon in the color of the fabric or mesh. With caution choose a grid. If the tissue is excessively hard, the torque on the tights you are guaranteed. The selected tissue, in this case, sew from the inside to the bottom of the skirt. Work the edge. Can also sew the lengthening strip of fabric to the skirt and the lining. This will give the impression of being out from under a skirt looks different.
Lengthen the skirt by a strip of cloth of a different color. Sew to the hem a strip of fabric of the required width. To make the product complete complete skirt with patch pockets or the belt loops of the same cloth.
Sew to the short skirt frill. Take a break from the same or similar quality fabric frill. Its length should be 1.5-2 lengths of the circumference of a hem, the fabric is laid in small folds.
The skirt of the four wedges are cut on the bias can be lengthened due to the new yoke. This uplift zone. Cut the top of the skirt at a distance of 4 cm from the waist in an equity line. Tailor a new yoke. The height of the new coquette will be more 5-7 cm, than cut. Adorn long skirt with decorative elements (embroidery, applique or belt) in the color of new fabrics.
Lengthen the skirt by changing the model. Uplift zone. Strut side seams and releasing the fabric, put a skirt on the hips. Due to this, the model will become longer.
To the skirts of lax style for lengthening can sew fringe. To do this, sew the fringe to the hem. Decorate the joint with a ribbon or decorative stitching. Try to choose a fringe in tone to the skirt. To complement such model any decorative elements is not desirable. Let the fringe be the soloist in the model.
Remember, the piece of fabric remaining when cutting skirts after some time it will be different in tone from the products are made, as cloth when worn slightly fade.
When choosing fabric for lengthening, try to blend in with the fabric of the skirt. Be sure to bring in the drapery of her skirt to apply and compare the quality.
Advice 3: How to handle the bottom of the skirt
Before you start to cut a new skirt or to alter old, you need to consider how you will be treated the hem. Because of the neatness of the finishing depends on the entire appearance of the finished product.
Treat the bottom of the skirt and a hidden seam. To do this, bend at the level where you need it, Tutuila fabric. If necessary, lay a line of basting stitch on the fold line. Choose a thread as close as possible in color to the fabric skirt. Sew the thread in one addition on the reverse side. Fold 0.5 cm of the edge of the hem inside, so the cut was in between the front of the skirt and hemming. Enter the thread in the fabric will catch 1-2 threads of the material of the front skirt, not pulling out a needle, grab a few strings of fabric, which is sutured. Gently pull the thread and the needle, tighten. Again grab a thread or two the front of the skirt, a few strands of ACC. So repeat in a circle. Do not overtighten the thread to the hem of the skirt is not "going". Upon completion Tutuila hem.
Use the lace, if the cut of the skirt allows. Handle on the sewing machine the contour of the hem stitching-zigzag, delete unnecessary threads. Fold the 1-1. 5 cm hem on the inside, Tutuila. Put lace from the wrong side to see it "peeking" out of the fold, sew a basting seam. Try to keep around the hem lace width were the same. Make on the sewing machine line, stepping back 1-2 mm from the edge of the bend of the main matter of the skirt. Remove the basting stitch.
Sew the hem the bias tape, you can buy in the store. This option is especially good if you need to handle the edge of the circle skirt. The bias tape you must first pristroit from the wrong side of the skirt, then carefully tack the facing side, lay the line on the sewing machine. For children's skirts, you can choose bake, contrasting colour to the main fabric of the skirt. The bottom of such skirt can be treated a small line of zigzag on the machine, made a small hem on the wrong side.