A couple months back I had a guest post on Clothed Much where I shared a tutorial for making an extender slip. I just wanted to share the tutorial here, because now that the weather is warm it's time to start breaking out those dresses and skirts! I have seen so many cute dresses lately, but most of them are just a bit too short for my liking. However, all I have to do is put an extender slip underneath and that problem is solved!
I have purchased these wonderful accessories from a local boutique, but I never found any that were exactly what I wanted. Then I thought, "Hey, maybe I could make one." I must say that I have absolutely no sewing skills and my crafting skills are limited, so I decided to make this a "no-sew" project. If you have a sewing machine, feel free to sew on the trim, instead of using the fabric adhesive.
First, apply fabric adhesive to the bottom edge of the slip, in 6 inch sections. Press the edge of trim firmly against adhesive for 10-15 seconds before proceeding to next 6 inch section.
Once you reach the end, cut the trim and glue it down.
This is what your slip should look like with one layer of trim.
Add a second layer above the first. The spacing will depend on the size of your trim. I chose to leave about an inch between layers. Make sure your adhesive line is straight!
Once you reach the end of the second layer, cut the trim and glue it down.
Add as many layers as you would like. Here is my slip with 3 layers!
This project only took about 15 minutes and cost less than $15! If you already have an old slip, it would only cost a few dollars for the trim and a few dollars for the fabric adhesive. Slip extenders are seriously my lifesaver in summer...they make dressing modest super simple! I hope you will try this and be sure to let me know if you do!