I’m running out of clothes that fit which is a serious problem folks.  That’s why, when I tried this dress on a week ago and realized it fit except for one minor detail – the length – I had to do something about it asap.june292012 001

The plan:  lengthen it.  The fabric:  ‘Diamond Eye’ fabric from JoAnn’s.june292012 002 

The ground being about eight inches from the bottom of the maxi, I bought a foot of this lovely geo only to bring it home and realize it wasn’t wide enough.  Back to the store I went the next day to get a foot more.  After sewing the two pieces together, I quickly lugged out my machine and attached my extender fabric with a simple straight stitch around the entire bottom of the dress, making a pleat, just because, every six inches like so:june292012 003

And wala:longer

Now I’m down to four dresses instead of three (maternity pants feeling a teeny bit constricting around the lower belly these days upon sitting) and a few sweat pants and shorts.  Here’s to hoping these girls come soon, opening up my still somewhat limited wardrobe.  :)

Have a great weekend!  Maybe I’ll have a belly pic this week, maybe I won’t.  Time will tell!  :)


  1. I love it! I have so many dresses to lengthen. Great idea! Love the pattern :)

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