Friday, 24 October 2014

Make your own pixie skirt


Today I made my own pixie skirt! It's easy! Here's how:

What you will need:
1 plain skirt
Miscellaneous fabric pieces
Sewing machine or a needle and some thread
Scissors
Pins

1. Find a old plain skirt. If you don't have one you don't use at the back of you'r closet, just find one from the flea market. The appearance of the skirt doesn't matter that much. Only thing showing should be the waist band.

2. Find different kinds of fabrics. More different they are, the better. I had lot of left overs from my sewing projects so it was easy for me. For example if you have old clothes you don't use anymore, you can just rip those up for you'r skirt. You can also buy a little bit of tulle fabric from a fabric store.

3. Start cutting different kinds of pieces from your fabrics. It's totally up to you, what kind of pieces you want to cut. You can make them long and narrow, or a square that you can attach from the middle, cone shaped, what ever.

4. Lay your skirt out on the floor. Take some pins, and start attaching your pieces just below the waist band all around the skirt. Pin some pieces over the other pieces so your skirt will seem more full. If you have a piece that is really long, just attach it from several places. If you have some tulle fabric or lace, just toss those in the mix.

5. Sew the pieces in place. When you think you have enough pieces attached. You can either take a sewing machine and just sew below the waistband. Or you can just take a needle and some thread and attach them one by one.

6. When your pieces are in place, you can try on the skirt. If some pieces seem too long you can just cut those short. If some places don't seem as full as the rest, just sew in more pieces!

Tips:
- If you have a tulle skirt, you can wear it under the skirt to make it even more poofy.
- If you don't like all black, just mix different colors!
- If you don't want any poof effect, use thin and droopy fabrics.
- If you'd like it to be even more ripped looking. Make little cuts on the fabrics.
- If you want. you can make a waist belt out of some fabric, to hide the rugged edges. Just tie it over the waistband.


Tadahh, and you are done! You can also add chains, charms, ribbon... whatever!

Other good tutorials to check out (both require a sewing machine):

18 comments:

  1. Tosi kiva tutoriaali! En oikein enää vapaa-ajalla jaksa ommella vaatteita kokonaan itse niin tämmöiset tuunailuvinkit on todellakin tervetulleita! Tuommoiseen saa kätevästi upotettua kertyneitä jämäpaloja. ^^

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    1. Kiitos! Itsekkin sain kaikki jämäpalat tuolta laatikoista kummittelemasta. Lisätilaa tuli! :D

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  2. Oh my gooooooood! Its so cuuuuuuute!!!!! You are a genius! Im gonna try this

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    1. Yayy! \o/ Ahh I'm sure it will turn out awesome! C:

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  3. Oi, enpä ole tullut ajatelleeksi että tuolleenhan pystyy hyvin käyttämään ne kaikki miljoonat ärsyttävät jämäpalat hyödyksi!!:D kiitos tästä vinkistä ^_^

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    1. Tosi kiva jos saat tästä tutoriaalista jotain irti! ^w^ Nou probleem~

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  4. I know what I'm doing with my old skirt! soon as I acquire enough fabric...

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  5. This was a great tutorial, mine turned out great! :) I posted a picture on my blog here but I don't think it quite does it justice...

    http://darkest-noir.blogspot.com/2014/10/wardrobe-building-peasant-top-and-pixie.html

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    1. I know what you mean, I had to take several pictures of mine until I got a few that somewhat looked as good as it does irl! :D

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  6. Käy ihan täydellisesti sun tyyliin! :) Hauskaa, että sä jaksat väsätä vaatteita itse, välillä tuntuu että tää DIY on unohtumassa ihmisiltä ihan tyystin.
    Sulle olis haaste -> http://blackcustard.blogspot.fi/2014/11/autumn-hearts.html Tee toki, jos haluat! :)

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    1. Parhain tapa saada juuri sitä mitä haluaa on tehdä se itse! :)
      Jahhas pitääpä koittaa muistaa tehdä! ^^

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  7. Ooo tulipas hieno! Osaisinpa mäki kyhätä tälläsen.. saas nähä..

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    1. Kannattaa koittaa, melko helppotekoinen! ;)

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