I was in a situation where I needed to buy a new dress to go out partying in, found one which I really liked the material of and purchased it eventhough it was to long for the occasion (i.e clubbing). I planned to cut and alter it but then I really wanted keep it as a long dress at the same time!! Why didn't I buy another dress? I simply couldn't afford it. Do you want to alter a dress shorter but don't want to sew or cut it up? If so, this is the tutorial for you~!
Before and After
Okies! So to shorten your dress in the lazy manner, you will need:
~ A thick belt
~ Some safety pins
~ And of course, your dress!
Before you do anything, figure out how much length you want to take off your dress and where you will be wearing your belt.
Lay the dress on a flat surface. With whatever length you want to alter the dress, measuring straight down from wear the belt will be worn. For me, I want to shorten the dress by 7 inches and I will be wearing my belt just below the bust so I measured 7 inches down from below the bust area of the dress.
With the measuring tape still on the dress, pinch the tape and the dress.
Step #5 (if needed)
If your dress is like mine and has I lining, it maybe peeping out after you have pinned the main layer of the dress! Again, just use step 1-3 to shorten the lining in the same way to shortened the dress. BUT bear in mind though, just because you shortened the main layer but x inches/cm means that you shorten the lining but x inches/cm too. The lining is most probably a different length so it will need to be shorten by a different length too.
Any that's really it! Easy right?! Just put your dress on and the belt to hide the unglamours safety pins and you're done; ready to party or whatever the occasion is :D
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you want to try this too but got confused with my instructions don't be afraid to as questions (: