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How Do I Increase Length Of American Winter Plaid Maxi Skirt

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    SuiDhaaga Platinum IL'ite

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    I have skirt that barely reaches my ankles. It is wool with lining, hence a regular lace trim is a mis-match.

    How do I increate length of skirt so it is below my ankles.

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    how many inches you need to add? and why, think about that first.
    If modesty is the reason, leggings will help with that and cold weather too. As you said, being plaid it is hard with lace trims ( that too for this size + adults).
    1.how about dark/black under skirt ( bit longer than this skirt) and ruffles at bottom peeking out? do not know but you have to be daring to carry that.
    2. Black satin'sh binding ( like 1 -2 inches wide ) and add to the hem, might add an inch. Since skirt is thick, binding has to be thick as well.

    Think how much you love skirt to go through all this effort and value 1-2 inch will add? Problem with recycling a project/garment is end result may not be satisfactory since process is all trial and error
    If not, recycle skirt itself into something else.
     
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    I like really long skirts that brush below my ankles. Not a modesty issue though.

    Yeah, i was thinking of underskirt with ruffles, or attaching black ruffles.

    I am concerned about how skirt may look afterwards,

    Perhaps I'll decide on which black ruffles to get, and then attach with pins before deciding whether to make change permanent.

    I'm unsure how I'd recycle such a skirt though.

    This is a really nice skirt and as content that it came well above my ankles. Then I lost 20+ lbs and now it is above my ankles. I cannot lose any more weight (I'd be underweight!), hence ruffles may be the solution.
     
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    if not hitting at right point of your leg, shortening it might be another solution.
    For ruffles method, buy a petti coat from amazon ( synthetic and darker color), long enough and either find one with ruffles or attach ruffles trim and try with skirt. If it works, you can wear together or make it permanent.
    Just FYI Ruffles with plaid may not look good or in trend. Not sure. I have seen with little girls dresses but they are above knee. For adults, I think i saw in movies. its trial and error.
     
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    I just purchased skirt extender. Will attach to a petti coat and do trial and error from there.

    Amazon.com: 5 Yards 3-3/4" Wide Ruffled Lace Trims Pleated Lace Trim for Dress Extender Sewing Accessories 2 Colors for Selection (Black)
     

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