Modesty, anyone? DIY lace slip

I don’t know about you….BUT, I have a 12 year old daughter (going on 18) and I have had the HARDEST time finding dresses that actually go to her knee.  She’s not even that tall!  It seems like every dress being made nowadays is of the ‘mini’ variety!  {ok, so now I really feel old.  I am my mother.}  LOL.

Seriously though, I have been a bit shocked by the lack of choices!  So, this week I took matters into my own hands, with only a few hiccups in the process!  🙂

So, I bought a slip (black, for this particular dress we just bought her) and 2 yds of lace trim.  I made sure it was wide enough to make it seem like it was meant to be peeking out from underneath her dress, and NOT a fashion faux pas.  (Heaven for bid!)

Then I just lined up the lace with the hem of the slip and sewed it on!  WA-Lah!  Well, except for the fact that I only had grey thread, and wasn’t going back to the store!

My Mama taught me ALL about improvising, and if you know her, you know what I’m talking about…..So, I got out a trusty sharpie marker and colored the thread to match!  LOL, you can’t even tell, can you!??!  🙂  I took a picture with it half way done, just so I could prove it!

What do you think?  It makes it a bit less scandalous, if you ask me.   Best part is, she approved of it too!  And believe me, pleasing ‘her’ (my daughter) is NO easy task!

Mission accomplished!  Have a fabulous day.