DIY Remixed

          Hey Everyone, so this is a remix of my so called  DIY project post that I made a couple of months ago, here is the link (DIY). Anyways, a week ago I was in American Apparel and saw a turquoise coloured sheer chiffon maxi skirt. I really loved it, but there was no way I was going to spend that kind of money on something that i was convinced that I could make. So, I set out to make my own, I found the basic instructions on a DIY blogger named A Pair and Spare blog page, here is her link (maxi skirt). I basically followed the same concept but modified it to suit my own needs. In the end after many episodes of frustration, and many attempts to give up, the end result came out great. However, I would like to give a big thank you to a co-worker who helped me out alot by finishing off the skirt for me. I was so upset because  when it came down to getting ready to sew the skirt, my sewing machine decided to stop working. Therefore, she saved me alot of hand stitching, which saved me alot of time. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I hope you guys enjoy the post  and like the finished product.  

I used only 1 meter of fabric, you may need 2 meters to be on the safe side

Next,  lay out the fabric and  folded over the top of the fabric to fit the elastic band , and pin. Make sure that there is  enough space that you can feed that same elastic through. Use one of the long sides of the fabric to do this. Remove your elastic guide. Now  head to the sewing machine to sew the pinned area or hand stitch

After sewing the pinned area, add a saftey pin to one of  the ends of the elastic band that you have cut to fit your waist

 feed the elastic band through and gather the fabric along the way as shown. Then sew together both ends of the elastic band, the back side of the skirt, and hem the botton. Then your done!!!

           Here is the finished product, i’m wearing a black bodycon skirt underneath because the skirt is quite sheer. Total cost 15 dollars to make. Here is the orginal skirt from AA http://store.americanapparel.net/RSA0320.html

Outfit Information: Hat: blue notes, necklace: fairweather, corset top:modestar ( i think), belt: forever 21, skirt:DIY, sandles: urban planet

Outfit total: less than 70 bucks from top to bottom

      

Sincerely miss J

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5 Comments

  1. JazzH August 23, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Wow I wanted that same skirt from American Apparel and wish I could make this, it turned out perfect. Wish I could sew 🙁

  2. SincerelyMissJ August 27, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Thank you so much, maybe you could find someone who is willing to help you out,so much cheaper

  3. Soft Spoken August 31, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    Hey there fellow BHM member!! :)LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt! What a great DIY project with awesome results!new follower :)www.stilettominded.com

  4. ChiffonLaceLeather August 31, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Miss J! I love your blog and would love to add you to our blogroll and do some networking. We are also part Ghanaian.Chiffon, Lace and Leather Fashion Blog

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