Sew or just use a belt?

For those do-it-yourselfers...
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How to handle this too long dress?

It's fine. Do nothing.
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Cut it and leave it unhemed.
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Cut it and hem it.
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Use a belt as pictured.
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Other ideas
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Jim
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Sew or just use a belt?

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I like this dress but it is too long, dragging on the floor. (Well, maybe it's not too long; I'm just too short.)
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I can put a belt on and hang it over the belt like this. I'm not sure if it looks right or not.
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What do folks think?

I see this new poll feature, so I wanted to try it out--but more detailed feedback would also be welcome.
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Re: Sew or just use a belt?

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My idea is a big petticoat that would push the whole skirt out and therefore off the ground!
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Re: Sew or just use a belt?

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Starting with personal tastes: a skirt worn that high emphasis the breast area, which doesn't work for a man. Second thing, horizontal lines generally don't valorize body's curves, it may gives undesirable visual effects. If you're skilled enough for this and if you have enough textile for it, I would go for undoing the skirt, cutting it in bands, and reassembling them so that you now have a skirt with vertical lines instead (they're generally more flattering for the lower part of the body) and with a correct height.

Back to choosing between keeping it this way, adjusting with a belt, or reducing it, I would suggest to reduce it. With the belt, it gives an "enlarged effect" at your stomach, like if you were wearing a buoy, but the height is cool. But I appreciate more the drape of the skirt from your first picture.

Now, what matters the most here... is on the first hand: getting a result that you like :-)
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Re: Sew or just use a belt?

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I'ld cut off the bottom multi-colored band and hem the dress along the bottom of
the red/blue bands, just above where you cut the dress off. It would no longer be
a "floor sweeper" and hit around your ankles.

Just my $.02 worth :D

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