Hi, I am Cyndi Marziani, the owner of bdancewear.com. In this lesson, I am going to show you what to do if you have a skirt that’s just a little too big and how to alter it so that it retains the same look and feel that it had originally. So, when you have a skirt that is too big on a girl, you need to decide if she is at a point where she is possibly going to continue to grow. If continued growth is possible, you want to make sure and leave room for that possibility. There are two different ways to alter this skirt.
- Thread to match skirt
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine
- Loop puller or safety pin
- Choosing Your Materials
There is not a lot of “Choosing Your Materials” in this project. Basically, the choice is made for you when you find you have a skirt that is too big.
- Two Methods to Take in the Waist
The first method is to use pleats to take in the waist, and the second method uses elastic to cinch in the waist.
- The First Method – Using Pleats
The first method is super easy but it is not necessarily my (more…)