April 19, 2011

DIY Skirt

I thought of making a skirt today from fabric leftovers and I said to myself "let's make a tutorial"
I have no idea how good I am at explaining but here goes:

Take a piece of fabric about 150 cm (59.1 inches) and fold it once, you chose the lenght as you see it fit -I chose about 60 cm (23.6 inches).
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Then sew where the fabric folds, so you can make the back of the skirt.

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Afterwards, with the skirt still backfaced, sew along with a piece of elastic - measure your waistline for this; carefully, and stretch as much as you can the elastic so you can make the creases.

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And voila!
Hope this was useful, if not, feel free to ask me questions.

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P.S. Be careful in choosing your fabric. This skirt was made out of taffeta. Remember, the thicker the fabric, the more wider it will be - if you are into '50s fashion.


  1. ador culoarea asta! fusta ti-a iesit superb!astept un nou look!pup

  2. wow, that seems quite easy! and I like your result!

  3. Making a skirt is svery simple really.
    You have done fantastic, Oly.
    Are we going to see you wearing it???

  4. Great skirt!I love it|
    I just found your blog,it's very cute.I added to your followers.I'm very happy if you follow me too:)
    Greetings from Tuscany

  5. what a wonderful DIY this skirt is stunning. Love that it's a full skirt and not a pencil skirt.

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  6. The skirt looks great! Thanks for the tutorial :D
    M xo

  7. Impressive work. You've got mad skills!

  8. Congratulations for you skills and thank you for sharing!! I'll try this!


  9. Great idea, the end result is fab :) How long did it take you to make? :)

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  10. Foarte tare, mi-as dori si eu sa fiu in stare sa-mi fac ceva singura...Maximumul pe care pot sa-l fac e sa cos un nasture:D

  11. That skirt is fantastic. Great diy. I need to learn how to use a sewing machine. :)SarahD

  12. I just stumbled upon your beautiful blog! It's really great; I love it!
    I'm following you now:)

  13. Wow, that's it?! So simple?? It is gorgeous and I would love to have a skirt like that! Looking forward to seeing how you wear it :)

    Have a lovely day!

  14. Love the midi skirt, you are so talented. I know this is a diy post, but do you really think I can manage by myself ? I am horrible when it comes to sewing !
    I can't wait to see you wearing this.

    P.S. I hope you don't mind I use the first picture from your previous post for my latest post, but I really liked the way you edited it and I had to post it too !

  15. Wonderful editorial! It turned out great!



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