You may have a great pencil that is flattering and gorgeous, but the slit is a little too high for you. Here is a solution. Unpick the lining from the slit seam allowance and unpick the hem for about 5 inches on both sides.
Measure from the top of the slit to the bottom of the hem and cut the hem tape to that length. I added an extra three inches to the top just to be safe.
Cut out the seam allowance from underneath. I cut along the edge of the bias tape. (I had not unpicked the lining from the seam allowance yet. I did that next. It's easier to just unpick it all at the beginning.)
purple dress and white dress.