I wanted to lengthen the skirt but still make it looked like it belonged. Here is what I envisioned:
I measured the fabric against the length of the hem and saw that four strips would be a little more that I needed. I later realized that because the hem was curved, I was going to need every extra inch. I don't know exactly how much extra you would need but I think I had about an extra foot. I did not have a good workspace but I have learned to work with what I have, wherever I am. I decided that the bedspread would be the perfect way to line up my fabric to cut it. I lined it up against the line on the bedspread and cut my first strip. I wasn't too concerned about perfection, so it worked.
After I cut my first strip I used it as a guide for the rest.
I sewed all four strips together so I had one long one, making sure to keep all of the seams on the same side.
Then I sewed the lace to the bottom of the skirt. I have very little experience with the sewing machine so this took me quite some time but it worked!
I loved the end result! Not only did it make the skirt a more appropriate length, it also dressed it up a little too. With the right belt and jewelry I can make this dress work for just about anything now. I felt really good in it too. You know something's a keeper when it makes you feel confident when you wear it. Do you have any clothes that make you feel good every time you wear them?