Monday, February 6, 2012

handmade monday: ((tutorial)) lace-trimmed layering slip


Sometimes skirts/dresses are a tiny bit too short.
Sometimes you just need an extra little detail to your outfit.
Sometimes you simply can't turn down adding some lace to your look (hand raised).

Today, I'll be showing you how to add lace trim (or any trim for that matter!) to a slip so that you can add a little length to some of your garments that you just can't part with. 

Let's get to it!



Here's what you'll need:
Sewing Machine
Thread
Scissors
Lace Trim
Slip 
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Measure your lace around the bottom of the slip to see how much you will need & cut.

Pin lace to slip. (I just put mine on top since the kind I purchased won't fray.)

Top stitch all the way around, sewing the edges together at the end. 
(Make sure you sew them together inside out, so the outside looks finished)

Now, if that isn't the most drab photo I've ever seen, I don't know what is. 

But that's never here nor there. 

Here are some fun ways to style your new & improved slip.

You can: 
1. Pair it with a tunic to make it more of a dress length. 
2. Pull it up underneath your bust and where it with a flowy blouse.
3. Wear it underneath a skirt that is a tad bit short.

For the record, these are still too short for me to wear & not feel like a hoochy-momma. Next time I'll be using longer lace or crochet trim ;) 

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10 comments:

  1. Ooh, I like the idea of wearing it under a top - looks cute! ;)

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  2. Love this idea! Especially when under a blouse. I'm totally trying this! Love the new Handmade Monday banner!!

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  3. Love this idea! Especially when under a blouse. I'm totally trying this! Love the new Handmade Monday banner!!

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  4. this is awesome, really like it with the tunic!

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  5. Love this!! So cute!! I totally want to try this.

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  6. How adorable! You can never have TOO much lace! And skirts today are SO short that a little lace can go a long way. =)

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  7. How darling, and not nearly too short! You look adorable!

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  8. i think this solved my ever-present short dress/long legs problem. thanks girl!

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  9. Thanks for the idea! I, too, have this issue. Now, to solve it!

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