38 posts tagged skirt
If you’re wanting to get into sewing your own clothes but not sure where to start, a simple skirt is a great place to start. The nice part about sewing your own clothes is you get to choose how long/short you want it to be and it will fit you perfectly. This project includes a covered elastic waist band which is probably the most difficult part. Then make a few more in different colours and lengths to fill out your wardrobe!
Wrap skirts are great! Easy to pop on (and you can fasten it to any length!). Don’t let the pleats on this skirt scare you away from trying to create this pretty piece - it’s all about pinning, pinning, pinning! This tutorial uses buttons to fasten the skirt, but there’s nothing stopping you from extending the waistband so you can tie the skirt closed.
That’s right, neoprene - as in wetsuit fabric! Normally I would run a mile from any piece of clothing made from this material, but made into a flirty little pink mini skirt it has won me over! The fabric gives it a lovely structual quality and actually looks quite comfy! Plus the beauty of neoprene is you don’t have to hem it or add a zip.
Tulle skirts aren’t super practical, but sometimes you need something completely impractical to wear! It’s super girly, twirly and fun and you know what.. it’s not that hard to sew. Whip one up in white, pink, black or even grey would be sweet, and put it on when you’re needing a happy outfit!
OK, so I wouldn’t ever wear a skirt with a split that high, but I’m still in love with this skirt and it would be so easy to modify! And maxi skirts are my favourite thing to wear in Summer - breezy and pretty and easy to wear with heels or flats!
I always see these amazing DIYs from people who have found retro furniture and vintage dresses from their local op shops. I, on the other hand, only ever find ugly dresses with shoulder pads and a surplus of John Grisham novels. And shirts. Tons and tons of mens shirts. Well here’s a great way to actually use these shirts - a cute skirt! Try to find ones that are made from cotton (lovely and light) not polyester (sweaty and ew).
The other day when I was window shopping ASOS, I came across this gorgeous metallic & lace tshirt dress. Well unfortunately though I would love to own it, it’s a little out of my price range right now. Then a serendipitous event occured and I discovered this sequin skirt DIY! I’m not sure how easy it is to sew sequin fabric, but I’m willing to give it a try!
Isn’t this a great way to make over a denim skirt?! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know my love of all things ribbon & trim, so I was quite taken with this makeover. The mixture of dark blue, gold and black is a particularly good combo, and if you’re not keen on sewing (or you don’t have a machine), some fabric glue or tape is a quick way to add it on (good for those of us who want a quick fix to wear tonight!)
Stand & Deliver Skirt | C&C
I recently discovered C&C whilst link-hopping (you never know where you’ll end up!) and I’m so impressed with her amazing sewing projects. Though some projects are for the more advanced sewer (this one is a little more complicated - pockets!) there are some super easy ones too like this square top.
Leather Fringe Skirt | OutsaPop
I love the juxtaposition of leather with fringe - a tough fabric in a girly swingy style! This would look great with tights and a tshirt. If you use craft glue you won’t have to go through the stress of trying to sew leather onto your skirt (trust me, needles will break!) You will probably need a couple of old pairs of leather pants to cut up - you could even try using two pairs in differing shades like light and dark brown.
Brightly Lined Lace Mini Skirt | A Pair & A Spare
Wow, I’ve never seen a mini skirt look so tough! I love the combo of the lined skirt with the tough leather jacket and black boots. If you can’t get your hands on a lace mini skirt, you could always make one too - there are lots of gorgeous lace fabrics out there. Try Burdastyle for easy skirt how-tos.
Peplum Skirt | A Pair & A Spare
Peplum - weird name, pretty style. This tutorial does require a bias skirt to cut up, but once you’ve got that, construction is a lot easier. If you want to be ahead of the fashion pack, peplum anything is the way to go - AP&AS says that they’re going to be huge and she knows what she’s talking about! Haha! And those adorable heels? Keep an eye out for her tutorial in the future!
Velvet Circle Skirt | Chictopia
There’s something about velvet that makes me think of the Holidays. I know that velvet is an acquired taste but Chictopia makes it seem…chic. Pair with some cute tights and your cutest flats and you’re set for Christmas Day! And circle skirts are so easy to make plus - pockets!
Polka Dot Pintuck Skirt | Cotton & Curls
This is a perfect example of a tutorial that could be super easy or more advanced. And it all comes back to my favourite fabric - ruffle! This is what I consider a really flirty skirt. To get a bit more ‘pouf’, wear a slip underneath. I’m going on eBay and etsy now to try and find some pretty ruffle fabric to make this. Plus: elastic waist. Heaven!
Easy Full Skirt | Very Purple Person
I know I’ve posted many skirt tutorials before, but the thing I like about this one is the paper bag waist. It’s always good to have multiple skirts in your wardrobe right?