Friday, 22 May 2009

DIY Skirt & 'How To' Guide!


I've just finished the first half of my exams and I'm so glad to have a week off! Maths was pretty awful, despite all of my hard revision. Oh dear. But the rest were ok.

But anyway - here's the DIY post as promised! I made this skirt a while ago from an old men's shirt I found in a charity shop. I kindof made it up as I went along, but I'm pleased with how it turned out and it gets plenty of wear!



And incase anyone was wondering how I made it, I've written a little 'how to' guide. I hope the instructions are understandable - I'm really not very good at explaining! The method is fairly easy (I didn't find it too hard and I'm a beginner sewer). It gets a bit fiddly at the end though when you're putting the zip in. I think the best idea is to improvise as much as possible!

If anyone has a go at making one, let me know how it turned out!

Sadie xxx

36 comments:

Diane said...

This is a really great idea; I'll have to try this sometime! Your instructions look easy enough to go by and yours turned out wonderful.

I tagged you a couple posts back, btw.

And I'm glad some of your exams are over! It's a great feeling once you're all done.

Zoë said...

great How-to for a lovely DIY skirt! Great work x

123winnie said...

Thankyouu! I also love that dress; I can really wear it with everything! And i looove the fact that you wrote your do-it-yourself plan and not typed :]. The little drawings are cute! And you look always greaat xxx

rachel said...

thanks for the sweet comment and for following my blog!
I do this all the time with my dad's old skirts, but because I suck at zips I just leave it to be buttoned open :)

carocream said...

thank you. OMG i love your selfmade skirt, I'm gonna make it to i guess, when my sewing machine works again

zoe. said...

i think ill try this :)

Amanda said...

I love it!

I am going to follow you!

:D

Nice vlog!

Ty Ty said...

Thanks for following my blog! WOWie this skirt is amazing! i love ur idea xoxo
Ty Ty

Hannah said...

That's so good! I'm a beginner sewer too but my projects aren't nearly as ambitious!

Claire said...

awh so cute! instructions and everything.
the skirt looks really amazing, i must give making one a go xx

zoë said...

okay so i just checked out like alllll your posts, and came to this conclusion:
I LOVE YOUR BLOG .



stay in touch ! x

La Fée said...

ok, so I am DEFINITELY going to do this!!! what a creative and inventive DIY, and I bet it was cheap as chips too :)

patricia said...

you are absolutely bloody brilliant.
i'll try this sometime soon. x

Sushi said...

wow that looks so cute! well done :) x Sushi

Isa said...

so so lovely! (:
xo.

Faridah said...

Your comment on always being late reminds me of the sweet story of Alice in Wonderland: "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!". Thank you for your comments lovely. And this is such a great DIY - you've got great ideas.

xx

www.fairydah.blogspot.com

the maisies said...

great how-to guide! i think this would probably be a better way to wear shirts as skirts than just knotted at the waist like i have done before...

the maisies said...

very well done for a beginner! your blog is lovely, thanks for reading ours. xx

SCISI said...

wow so amazing. i think i will actually try this i love the button deatail at the front. looks super cute on yoe.

by the way thanks for commenting on my blog it was very appriciated:)

Claire said...

i've given you an award on my last post, cos your blog is fab. :)
x

mice said...

Adorable outfit! And skirts looks really great! (:

http://placeforthemoment.blogspot.com/

Marina Coll said...

P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!!!!
I want to be you:)
hahaha


kisses Sadie(L)

Fran M. said...

I'm going to do the skirt, looks great on you, XOXO

Lo said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to try, it looks too adorable.

A said...

great job!

Cindy said...

this is adorable! I must give this a go with my old shirts!!

Parapluie said...

This is so wonderful!

CAMILLE said...

yes the dress is my own creation :)

camille x
p.s loving your blog

Rachel said...

I love this! and I'm now going to procrastinate from revision even more to read a good portion:)
The instructions for this skirt have made my day! x

mery joww said...

ahaha i would definetly do it!! :)
thank you :)

Emma said...

this is so cute! i will definitely try it!

Caitie Harri said...

Awesome tutorial. I've just found your blog and I love it!

I'm adding you to my reading list.

Erin said...

This is fantastic.

You're incredibly pretty and play the ukulele; how amazing is that?!

Also, I have never, in all my life, been able to find a suitable vintage coat and I am dying for one. Good on you finding that blue one - so cute.

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♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

WOW! THIS IS SOO CUUUTE!!!
I'm def. gonna try this!
:D