2.23.2012

DIY: No-Sew Scallop Edge Lace Skirt

My lovely sister Jana gave me some lace fabric, and I immediately thought of converting it into a lace skirt. This is one you can layer on top of any color skirt...

Supplies:
Lace fabric - approx. 1 yard
Zipper (found a set here)
Hem Tape
Iron
Skirt you will wear underneath.

Instructions:
1) Fold your fabric in half evenly and lay underneath the skirt you will wear over. Line the tops together.
Cut along the sides leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch on either side. (I did not cut along the left side since it was a fold, and only cut along the top of that side.
2) Using an iron, fold edges over and place hem tape between. Seal edges.
3) Using hem tape, seal the zipper to the edges on the top section of both sides using the iron.
4. Over lap the rest of the sides slightly and seal with hem tape. Also seal the last top section of the right side to fit your waist line accordingly.
5. Depending on your fabric, you should be able to cut along the pattern to create a scallop edge.
(To make it long lasting and durable cut the same way but stitch/sew along the edges!)

{Neon Cardi & Skinny Belt: F21, Striped Tee: HM, Dress Skirt: Banana Republic Necklace: c/o BMB, Rosary Bracelet: Gift from Dad}

I will be pulling this out all spring/summer. Hope this inspires you to make the most of that fabric you have laying around and get creative with it! 

And thank you all for continuing to be amazing readers. Love hearing from you. I don't have very much time to read and visit all my favorite blogs these days due to the babies, and ever growing to-do list, but when I do get the time, I will be visiting! 


50 comments:

  1. What a great idea! You are so creative Anna! and the skirt looks beautiful!

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  2. Wow, I'm so impressed!! The idea of this sounds hard, but you make it look so easy (and chic!) :)

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  3. I adore the sweet femininity of this. Will def. have to bookmark to try. Thanks Anna!

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  4. uhm are you kidding me Anna? I hate you for your talent..and beauty...but i love you too..im so torn. ;)

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  5. Wow, want a great DIY! thanks so much for sharing :)

    xx :: ashlyn

    let it be beautiful

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  6. Love this idea! I'm all about quick and easy DIYs. Cute outfit, too. =)

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! i want to make one now!!

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  8. what a neat idea!
    love your cardigan.
    the color is perfect with your hair!

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  9. You are so creative! I got a sewing machine for Xmas. I really need to get it out and start experimenting! This looks pretty simple!

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  10. I always admire everything you do Anna! So glad to have found you blogging, simply love this skirt :)

    I feel like I dont have much time to blog now and I just have 1 baby! ha!

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  11. That skirt is so beautiful. You did such an amazing job. And now I want about 3 of them.
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such a fantastic idea and it looks so cute! Way to go!

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  13. I love that!! Such a great idea. I love that necklace, too...

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  14. I absolutely love it!! looks great!!

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  15. so lovely! I think the hardest part would be finding the right lace :) I am so bad at finding fabric I really like! thanks for sharing!

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  16. beautiful new DIY! i am kicking myself for throwing away an old tan pencil skirt that had a tiny bleach spot on it. it would have been perfect!

    cheers.

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  17. Beautiful as always Anna. You inspire me so much, especially since you are a mom too! I know how hard it is to keep up with everything. You are doing wonderfully! xo

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  18. cute cute cute! this is adorable!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  19. great idea! you did a wonderful job!

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  20. Perfect! Thanks for the tutorial Anna :) I'm going to try to make them into shorts as well!

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  21. I love lace and I love the skirt idea! Looks fabulous paired with the neon, Anna! Love it!

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  22. Love this look! So in right now. And can I just say I'm kinda still feeling all fuzzy inside that you commented on my blog and you're following me! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog and couldn't believe it when I saw your name on my itsy bitsy followers list. That soooo made my day, you have no idea!

    rach
    modestemusings.blogspot.com

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  23. This turned out really well! I love it. It's so clean and fresh. What a great way to update your current wardrobe, because pencil skirts never go out of style. And of course you look adorable too. :)

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  24. This is so gorgeous! I can't believe what a simple make it is =) Might have to give this a go!

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  25. love that blue and yellow combo.

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  26. this looks amazing anna!!! love it. you are so gorgeous!!!

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  27. this is such a great diy. awesome job.

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  28. So adorable!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  29. ANNA!!!! You are brilliant. Not only beautiful but super talented. I can't believe you made this skirt. I would totally buy that. I can't even sew a hole in a sock. I am having sewing envy! xo

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  30. Ingenious Anna! I wish I could fly you to my house to help me figure out how to better pair things in my closet. Your style is so lovely!

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  31. It's adorable! I'm totally keeping my eye out for a plain skirt at goodwill now. Love it!

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  32. What a cute lace skirt! I love the scalloped hem and the bright zipper peeking out!

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  33. Just added this DIY to my favorites of the week! ;) Happy Weekend sweet Anna!

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  34. Oh my goodness this is such a great DIY skirt!!!
    You look fab!

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  35. Super adorable, Anna! You have such a chic and put together style. I love it!

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  36. I always look at sewing projects and love them as an idea but am intimidated to try them. This looks professional and very manageable. Thank you for the idea.

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  37. What a great idea!! I love it and it looks fantastic.

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  38. This is fabulous, lovely lady—very do-able and pretty for Spring and Summer... thank you so much for sharing this with us :)

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  39. That turned out really cute! I need to try it.

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  40. This looks great. Thank you for sharing your process. I might be thrifting for a skirt to try this out over.

    Mommy Sauri~
    http://casadesauri.blogspot.com

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  41. now that looks like something even i could do. love love love it! thanks. Jane x

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  42. What a smart and chic update! You rocked it! Janell

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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