Saturday, April 30, 2016

Accessories For A Vintage Look

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.

Upside down- but here it is!

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.
Like this!

Next I got out a knitting needle, scotch tape and that elastic piece. I taped one end of the elastic to the tip of the knitting needle and pinned the other end to that opening in the waist band.

And in it goes!

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.


Next I sewed that opening closed.

Its not the neatest sewing job but no one is going to see it!
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!

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