Saturday, March 18, 2017

Your Slip is Showing Shirt Extender

Did you see my post about the shirt extender lace edging? I told you I would write about how I made the slip. I am not a professional when it comes to using my sewing machine. We have a love hate relationship, but I'm learning to love it more and more.

Supplies needed:
  •  sheer fabric
  • lace edging
  • strip of elastic
  • sewing thread
  • sewing machine
I started by making my crochet edging. I made it to be 4 inches more than my hip measurement.

I found some sheer fabric at our local Value Village, and it just happened to already be cut the exact length I needed. 15 inches. Then you want to cut the width of the fabric to be 5 inches more than your hip measurement.

I added a small hem on the side of the fabric that I would be putting the lace using my rolled hem foot on my sewing machine.

Then I made a french seam connecting the two widths together making a circle.

I then added the lace to the rolled hem.
It almost looks like a finished skirt. I rolled the other waist edging to make a large 1 in hem, and I sewed it around, leaving an opening to add the elastic.I'm really embarrassed by this picture. After I used my rolled hem foot I went to put on my regular foot and it was gone. I couldn't find it anywhere. I had to order a new one on Amazon. So I finished all the hemming with my zipper foot.
I cut the strip of elastic (which I saved from a ripped fitted sheet) slightly tighter than my waist.
and I threaded it through my waist with a safety pin.

 Then sew the two elastic ends together, and then sew closed the opening in the hem.


You're Finished.





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