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Lengthening city stroll wrap skirt

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    Profile photo of Virginia WordenVirginia Worden @Ginny3W

    I am thinking I would like to sew the city stroll wrap skirt,but at 60 years young,I think I need a little more length.Has anyone lengthened the skirt and have some suggestions to help? Thanks.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I have not lengthened this skirt @ginny3w but I lengthen one similar for my girls.

    I cut and added length at the hip.

    I would caution adding too much length as I think it would spoil the line of the skirt.
    Perhaps think about your styling? Black opaque tights are great if you are concerned about flashing your knickers.
    As for you age, it matters not, if you can wear it well, go for it!

    I hope that helps.
    ~Nicole~

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    I just cut out another one of these for myself, and I lengthened it by a bit for winter. To do this, you’ll simply splice the pattern at the lengthen-shorten line and add the desired amount of length at that spot. Be sure to lengthen all the relevant pieces by the same amount (don’t forget the facing!), and keep the grain line matched up as you add length. There’s a tutorial to help you:

    lengthening and shortening a pattern

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    Profile photo of Virginia WordenVirginia Worden @Ginny3W

    Thanks, that helps immensely.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    So glad! I hope you’ll show us the skirt when you’re done!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    @ginny3wI am so glad you got the right advice, I can’t wait to see what you do.

    Thank you @liesl

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Always a pleasure, y’all. I try to be here as much as possible, but sometimes I think you chat more when I’m not here! (Which is totally fine, by the way. I’m glad!)

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    Profile photo of ClaudiaClaudia @fraufritze

    Is there a maximum you would not exceed when lengthening the skirt? For size 4? Thank you so much! Claudia

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    Profile photo of MaríaMaría @mariajsanroman

    Claudia, have you seen this post? https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2016/09/lengthened-city-stroll-wrap-skirt.html
    I think it says Liesl lenghtened her skirt 15 or 16 inches…
    Hope this helps.

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    Profile photo of ClaudiaClaudia @fraufritze

    Hey Maria, thanks for the hint and link. It helps a lot! Claudia

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