Wednesday

Layered Lace Skirt DIY

If you're anything like me, you've got a huge stash of scrap fabric that hasn't seen any lovin' in a long time. Every project seems to have some materials left over, but most of the time it's not enough to make something else. I think one of the best projects is using supplies and materials you already have. Here's how I did it:

supplies: scrap fabrics, lace trim, button.
pantry supplies: sewing machine, scissors. 

Begin by measuring a piece of trim two inches wider than your waist (or hips if you'd rather the skirt hang on your hips than your waist). Lay out the trim, and pin the fabrics onto the trim in a scattered pattern. Once you have the fabrics in the order you'd like, sew the fabrics in place. I found it best to layer the large pieces as the base so that the skirt won't split open, and then add the smaller pieces of fabric on top, creating a fun, layered look. Next, place another layer of trim on top and stitch it in place, covering all of the fabric hems. Lastly, sew a button onto the end of the trim, and hand stitch a button hole onto the back of the opposite end of trim. 


25 comments:

  1. Your talent amazes me! such a beautiful dress and idea.

    Zoe
    gypsiesister.blogspot.com

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the asymmetry of the skirt and how the fabric drapes. I would love to try this out one day :)

    A Splash Of Tan

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  3. Great post and idea! I should try this soon. I need more skirts!

    xo
    Patricia

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  4. If I was a girl I would probably make one of these... :D

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  5. love this. so simple! time to crack out my sewing machine to start making some new things!
    thanks for the inspiration Kinsey!

    Reva
    www.daughterziondesigns.com

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  6. Just amazing! I love the way it looks!

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  7. Too cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!

    http://theneonpapaya.wordpress.com
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  9. So simple yet so good. Love the white color, it's a trend anyway :)

    http://la-foienvous.blogspot.com/

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  10. That is sooo dreamy, seriously. it looks like something from Free People! :) great DIY pretty lady!

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  11. Amazing, I can't believe you made that! It's gorgeous!

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  12. I like your version a lot better than the versions I've seen around stores lately. It's much more flowy and I love the layered fabric. Great DIY! :)

    M.

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  13. this is so pretty, what a creative DIY :)

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  14. That is adorable! Very Free People.

    Jessie
    mymessielife.com

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  15. Oh my goodness this is perfect, it makes all of my Free People (out of my budget) dreams come true! LOVE it.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http//www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  16. Beautiful skirt! Such a wonderful and summery DIY!
    And I love the top you're wearing with it!



    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  17. Perfect skirt!!! :)
    I love this :D

    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/

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  18. I am in love with this! I've been trying to get myself into more sewing and this did nothing but encourage it!

    xoxo
    Taylor
    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  19. This outfit is so perfect. Love your bustier!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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