I thrifted this amazing crinoline slip. Made in the UK. It fit but it was too long for any of the dresses I wear. So I needed a refashioning fix. Its not exactly like my other refashions because its more like a functional fix than a style fix.
I decided I would shorten it from the top so I chopped off the elastic waist and then I chopped off some more length.
Next I folded the top over and pinned it. I made a large fold because I needed space to fit the elastic back in.
Then I sewed that down but I left a two inch space open so I can put the elastic back inside the new waist band.
I stuck the knitting needle through the waist band until it came out the other side. Then I pinned together the two ends of the elastic and sewed them together.
Now its short enough to wear under my dresses AND the length is adjustable- I wear it around my waist to keep it shorter and for longer dresses I can pull it down to sit on top of my hips.
|Here it is without a dress|
|And here it is with a dress!|
To see all the images of the process please check out my blog entry about this project!