Sunday, 23 September 2012

DIY


DIY: Convert your old pencil skirt to a tribal print mini skirt


I recenty came across this brilliant DIY idea and wanted to share it with you guys.

You need:
- A skirt - check out your local thrift or dollar stores.
- Around 2 metres of embroidered trim
- A needle and thread (or sewing machine)
- Scissors



How to: 
1. To create the basic mini skirt, I shortened the longer skirt to mini length. To do this, measure the appropriate length by using a skirt you already wear as a guide for cutting.
2. Hem the skirt by rolling the fabric over and sewing down.
3. Cut two pieces of trim to match the length all the way around of the hem and waistband. If you want you can use a lighter to lightly singe the trim so it doesn't fray.
4. Hand sew (or use a sewing machine) to attach the printed trim to the waistband and the hem - sewing both edges to secure. Update: For the top piece I located the edges of the embroidered trim on either side of the back zip, and for the bottom piece I overlapped the trim and sewed  it down on the left hand side.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, I absolutely love this! I'd definitely try this if I was into DIY.
    mybougeotte.com

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  2. This is a really cute skirts, love what you did with it.

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  3. gorgeous !:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. This is GENIUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing, I would never have thought of this!

    http://dejafashion.blogspot.com
    x x

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  5. This really helps <3 Thanks my love.

    -www.theskinnystylista.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this tutorial... thanks for sharing it!

    mypurpletale.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice blog!! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

    / Malin @ http://fashionfied.tk

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