I’m working on a series of posts about adjusting clothing to fit. To see all of them click here – How to Sew.
My daughter has this long shirt/short skirt that she really likes. She normally wears it with leggings, but recently we’ve noticed that the skirt doesn’t quite cover enough and the tulle is pulling away from the seam. Since she really likes it, I’m going to lengthen the skirt a bit.
Then, line up the top edges of the existing skirt and the new skirt and baste them together. Don’t backstitch – you’ll be gathering this to make the skirt fit the shirt.
Pull the stitches up so that it fits the bottom of the t-shirt.
Pin the skirt to the shirt making sure you catch all the layers and make sure all the layers are flat…nothing is more frustrating than having part of the skirt sewn into the seam! Then sew the seam. If needed, pull out the basting stitches. I only pull them out if they show. 😉
Then convince your daughter to try it on and admire your work.