The summer already came, so hide your jeans and pants, and enjoy the girly clothes: maxi or mini dresses and skirt! And, if you want to be unique, make your own skirt by yourself. So, nobody will have that piece of creation. Use your imagination and start right now!
All the girls want to look feminine and a cool skirt is the best helper in that. Here are some ideas how to make a cool skirt yourself without wasting much time or money and without any special skills. A pencil skirt is very stylish and always sexy but if you like something more airy, make a voluminous tulle skirt! Scarf, shirts and other clothes are a great material to up-cycle into an awesome skirt. There are so many patterns, cuts and ideas to realize – choose your type and go ahead!
Brightly Lined Lace Mini Skirt
You can wear this skirt a few times like this, and then remove the coloured lining or replace with another colour afterwards. Talk about making your clothes work for you rather than the other way around.
Wrapped Mini Skirt
This DIY project is so easy. You only need one scarf and a simple wrap and knot is all you need to put this skirt together. It honestly couldn’t be any easier.
High-Waisted Sash Skirt
What you’ll need for making this skirt is: 2 yards of fabric (44″ stand width, you should have some leftover), zipper approximately 6″-10″ in length, ruler/yard stick, fabric marker, sewing machine, zipper foot for sewing machine, fabric scissors and pins. Just follow the instructions and you’ll get this fancy skirt.
Stretchy Knit Pencil Skirt
Super easy and comfy pencil skirt, made this one in 30 minutes! Perfect for you busy women! If you are making it from non-stretchy material, you must install a zipper because it won’t be able to slide on over your hips very easily.
We suggest you use bias binding to do this to get a clean hem – it can be tricky to hem a round edge like this and bias binding is a great way around it. We didn’t have any on hand and needed to finish the skirt in less than half an hour to wear out so instead we went around the raw edges using a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying and then did a single fold hem. If you have a serger that would work even better. Add a hook and eye to the top of the zip so it is more secure.
The good thing is that tulle is super-forgiving. We are considering making one for little girl, daughter, niece or granddaughter, because what’s the point of having little girls if you can’t make them little tulle skirts?
Maxi Dress to Maxi Skirt
Convert some old maxi dress into a skirt with a quick elastic waistband job. And you can do it too, not just for height reasons. But because you’ve got skills.
If you wish to use a printed fabric, look for a print that has been “railroaded”, that is the print runs along the fabric’s length. That way, you needn’t piece the fabric together to create the tiers.
Lace for Days Skirt
Maybe this is one of the harder skirts to make, so just have patience and try not to get too discouraged. And make sure you get plenty of lace. Or at least get your lace at a pace like Joanns, where you can always go back for more if you need to.
Lace Tutu Skirt