No-Sew Skirt Extender

Have you ever found a cute skirt or dress that was just a few inches too short?  Or maybe you’ve had the unfortunate experience of shrinking your favorite dress in the wash (been there done that).

I’ve found a great solution to add on the few extra inches.  A skirt extender!  Turn a simple half slip into a must have accessory.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 half slip
  • Lace or eyelet of your choice (enough to go around the bottom of the slip plus a little extra)
  • Fabric bonding adhesive Velcro



Lay your skirt out flat.  Take the Velcro pieces and put the sets together so the adhesive sides are out. Strategically place the adhesive Velcro around the bottom edge of the skit.  Using Velcro will allow you to take off the extender when you don’t need it.  I would recommend having the fuzzy side of the Velcro on the slip so when you are not using the extender the rough side of the Velcro won’t catch on the inside of your skirt.

Next take the lace or eyelet and lay it on top of the Velcro.  Press hard on the Velcro so the adhesive sticks well to the fabrics.  I would recommend having the end pieces of the lace meet and overlap at the back of the slip.  If the type of lace or eyelet you are using tends to fray at the ends try putting a little Elmer’s glue on the edge to keep it from unraveling.

Now try your new skirt extender on with your favorite skirt!  A skirt extender is the perfect thing to add a little flair and a great modesty solution for your skirts and dresses.

Have you ever used a skirt extender before?  Do you have any other tips for making a dress or skirt more modest?


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  1. Well, that’s a unique idea! Adds a whole new meaning to “your slip is showing”. Ha! Now, if you can just come up with a good way to extend the WAIST!! :)

  2. Oh, it’s true! Everything old is new again. I remember doing that but we didn’t have velcro. We had “stitch witchery” which was an iron on product. I love it! =-)

  3. Ohhhhh! This is such a great idea! So loverly too!

    God bless!

  4. Man I wish I knew about this when I waned to buy a dress that was a little short the other day. lol

  5. That is SO cute! Would work really good with the t-shirt skirts I just had made.

  6. I’m glad this could be helpful to you ladies! I can’t wait to use my new skirt extender!

  7. Adorable idea. It would be great for children, too.

  8. I love this idea!

  9. LOVE this!!! Not only for me but for m 10 year old dd who has suddenly hit a growth spurt and has many too short dresses and skirts! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  10. Hello! I love this idea! Would this also work if you just want to sew on the lace to the dress? or will it look bad? I found this dress for the summer, but it’s about 2 in above my knee and I need it knee length. Please let me know! thanks!!

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