First Self-Sewn Skirt!

Updated on Jul 19, 2009
one-dollar-store hat - random top - Self-Sewn skirt - belt - - ITC
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A Girl From Ipanema
--the straw hat really reminds me of that song title :)———

Hurray for me! My first self-sewn skirt is finally done! In 6 hours, more or less.
Been dying to sew this, but I was sick for a week… :(

The skirt is inspired by a picture of a skirt I saw on some store catalog, f21 or topshop or something, and I found an almost similar How To at Burda.
I made several alterations, using two layers and a 5cm elastic waistband instead.

The final result is super cute, although it is a little puffier than I hoped It’d be.

I know I could find dozens of this kind of skirt at thrift stores, but it feels quite different if you make it yourself, much better than store-bought. And, look on how much money I saved from not going retail:

A skirt at f21 can cost me, what, 20-30 bucks?, but this skirt only costs:
Fabric : 1.5 m of cotton x US$1,20 = US$ 1,80
Elastic waistband : 1 m x 70 cents = US$ 0,70
Thread : a spool x 20 cents = US$ 0,20
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Total Cost = US$ 2,70!!!

What a save! I’m so happy!

Comments (14)

bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on May 21
love it
LipGlossMagazine
LipGlossMagazine on July 23
THIS ENTIRE OUTFIT IS CHIC!!!!!
TRESNANY
TRESNANY on July 21
lovely
HoneyBunny
HoneyBunny on July 20
Loove this! Well done on the skirt, it's beautiful:)
beckyxoxo
beckyxoxo on July 20
wow congrats ! it looks lovely :D
coldlight
coldlight on July 19
oh great job with the skirt!! looks really pretty and a great way to save money :D
StyleHonestly
StyleHonestly on July 19
This skirt is too cute! I love the use of your accessories!
Petitejessica
Petitejessica on July 19
whoaaa the skirt is too cute!! it's really great!!! love the bag and gladi too!!super.
holliegolightly
holliegolightly on July 19
horray on the skirt. It looks fabulous and on top of saving money you get to feel super accomplished finishing an amazing skirt. I just started sewing recently and am about to finish my second skirt! Its so exciting when you finally get done with it
simplycheap
simplycheap on July 19
Don't forget to post your finished skirt. I'd love to see it!
simplycheap
simplycheap on July 19
thank u beauties!
princessneka
princessneka on July 19
Great job on the skirt and I love the way you styled it with the brown accessories. I agree a piece is more special when you make it yourself and not to mention the savings.
makeshift
makeshift on July 19
Great job on the skirt! Keep it up!
annajyu
annajyu on July 19
you're such an inspiration on thrifting and DIY!!!
Sarastian
Sarastian on July 19
love the whole looks!
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