There doesn't seem to be many occasions to wear a pretty frock when you are surrounded by play dough and finger paint every day.
Also while looking through Pinterest there seems to be a trend for flowy skirts at the moment.
So firstly I unpicked the bodice from the skirt. I'm going to save that for something else I think.
It was all a bit rough at the top so I over locked the seam.
Then I turned down the top hem about 5 cm and stitched around the top, making a tube.
I then thread some elastic through the tube with a safety pin, and stitched the hole shut.
This has made the skirt about knee length now and is super comfortable and airy. It feels great even on a hot sticky day. The only problems I had was dealing with the satin type fabric at the front of the skirt as it was very slippery to sew with, but it still turned out alright in the end.
I really like how it turned out and have worn the skirt heaps.
Also have had lovely comments every time I have worn it.