How to Make Ready-To-Wear Clothing Modest

by June Fuentes on June 12, 2018 in Creativity, Femininity, Sewing

Our sweet contributor Ana from The Lost Apron is sharing today:

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are  too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles.

Sometimes going up a size or two is really all the solution you need.  This may require some slight alterations.

Dresses

Buy a dress in a larger size that has an appropriate length.

Sometimes all it needs is a belt.

If it is still too large,  it can be easily altered by taking it in a bit in the side seams.

Skirts

Some ready-to-wear skirts are very short.  Try on skirts that are a size or two larger than you normally wear.

Maybe it can sit lower on the hips instead of the waist with a shirt untucked and you will be fine.

If a large skirt has a waistband, it can be easily altered by adding elastic using the following instructions.

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

To alter, first check to see that the waistband is one continuous piece.

Note:  These instructions show a back zipper.  If the skirt has a side zipper, the same instructions can be used.  Installing elastic in the back of the skirt only is also an option.

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Cut a slit on the inside layer only of the waistband on both sides of the zipper.

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Find elastic that is narrower than the width of the waistband. ( I chose 1″ wide elastic.)

Cut a length slightly larger than your waist size.

Put a safety pin on one end of the elastic and feed it through the waistband as a casing.
How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Once you come through the other side, try on skirt and adjust the length of elastic.  Pin in place.

 

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Zigzag stitch over each slit through all layers.  This will close up the openings as well as secure the elastic.   Trim elastic close to stitching.

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

Your skirt will be ready to wear and will be longer, fuller and more modest than the one that is your true size.

How to Make Ready-to-Wear Clothing Modest --- Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. The Lost Apron

A fun belt will cover any gathers.

 

 

 

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have preferred being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at PinterestInstagram, and Facebook. 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mom to nine beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Christian Homemaking, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home, and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook.

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Gabrielle June 13, 2018

Nice ideas! I usually transform a dress into a skirt by removing the top of the dress, since usually the skirt part of the dress is the right length for a skirt and too short for a dress. This gives many options for pretty skirts.

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