I’m not sure if you remember, but last year I posted about one of the first Tania culottes samples I made and how they were way way way too short. The only way I got away with wearing that sample was in winter with tights. That’s just sad. They needed to be fixed and I had a plan of how to lengthen a hem with lace. Which I took a year to implement hehehehe.
My usual preferences for lengthening a too short skirt or dress are to let the hem out or add a band of the same fabric or similar. Letting the hem out doesn’t work when your hem is only 1/4″ wide, and adding a band doesn’t work when there is a curve this steep, and a pattern to match, so I had to come up with a new plan. LACE!
I really love this solution because it adds a cool detail to the culottes, without them looking like they were repaired. You know what I mean right?! Obviously, they are still short, but those extra 2 inches mean that now they are wearable, and that’s a game changer.
This method is great not only for the Tania culottes, but it’s also perfect for gaining a few extra inches on any too short skirt or dress!
photography by Sabatomic