Tuesday, June 29, 2010

J.CREW diy skirt....

Remember this $40 JCREW skirt that I blogged about here 

well for $7 bucks you can make it yourself... I did...
$4 walmart 2xl tshirt
99 cent one inch elastic
$1.99 for some chiffon


I used one of Hailies skirts as a guide to cut the tshirt...
no need to hem the skirt ..I just used the bottom of the tshirt..
then I created a casing and ran the elastic through to make the waistband..

presto...one tshirt skirt...


I then cut one inch strips from the left over tshirt


baste stiched down the middle and pulled the thread to create my ruffle...


I used the jcrew skirt photo as a guide to where I pinned the ruffles and then I just sewed them on...
                                                                  we're getting there....


I then took the white chiffon and cut out two inch strips and based stiched near the top and pulled the thread to create ruffles the same way I did above and I used the picture again to guide me where to put them on the skirt...

and here we go.....

What do you think!? Pretty close right...
I need to cut some of the threads off a little better but Hailie was literally tugging at it to put it on while I was still trying to sew the ruffles on..
She was so happy with her new skirt.. and that made mommy happy

16 comments:

Biscuits 'N Gravy said...

I want one!!!!!!

elyse said...

Amazing! I put this on my to-do list for back to school clothes.

Andrea said...

If you cut the chiffon strips on the bias they won't fray!

Amy C. said...

I had just saved the j crew skirt into my inspiration file last night and then your version shows up today! Thank you for sharing, I am doing this for sure!

Can't wait to check out some more of your blog :)

mamazee said...

I wanted to post here and let you know that i took a little inspiration from your post :) thanks!

I do mean to make this exact skirt, too - i saw the tulle i'd need at walmart :)...


http://mamazee.blogspot.com/2010/07/with-little-help-from-my-friends.html

Kate said...

The skirt looks wonderful without having to spend a wad of cash.

theteo5 said...

I love this skirt! I want one for myself. It's darling!

Stacie said...

That turned out ADORABLE!! Now I'm going to have to make some for my girly's this summer! Thanks for the how-to!

BTW...I featured it here:
http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2011/03/cute-diy-skirt.html

Thanks again! :)

Rachel said...

I'm almost 30 and I want one of these skirts :) Very cute!

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casserole said...

this is SO stinkin' cute!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-diy-ruffled-skirt/2011/03/10/

--Anne

Amber said...

I have to make this!!! I love how flirty it is but yet comfortable. Thanks for sharing!
www.strawberryowl.blogspot.com

Leticia said...

SO sorry, but I don't sew...How do you make a casing? Thanks... THIS IS SO cute!!

addywright said...

THIS> IS> ADORABLE. i am soooo making one when i get the chance!

Hahah BTW it actually is a lot cuter than the forty dollar one!

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

Very cute. I bought a shirt not knowing yet what todo with it! I think I will give this a shot! Thanks!

notmolly said...

The chiffon in the J. Crew version is likely cut on the bias; it's a way to get a raw edge that doesn't shred or fray out, and bias-cut frills lay really nicely in general. One thing I learned the hard way: it's easier to decorate a skirt before I do the elastic. Once my girls catch wind of Momma doing a project for them, I have to use every trick in the arsenal, because they're going to haunt my elbow til I turn over the finished goods. :)

Monika Frączek said...

Love it. Will be making one for summer. Thank you.