Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{Knock-off} Striped Skirt

A few months ago I purchased a skirt from H&M.  It was very inexpensive & I absolutely love the way it fits & the bold stripes.  I would have bought it in every color--but it only came in two.
You can see where I am going with this...
I decided to make my own. :)
The original skirt has navy & tan stripes.

For this one, I decided to go with deep purple & white.
By the way--I've already made a yellow & white striped one. 
It's an obsession, I tell you. :) 

**In order to get the correct measurements for yourself,
you will need to use your own personal skirt as your guide.

 You will only need 1/2 yard of each color to make this skirt--must be a stretchy fabric.
I also used a 3-inch elastic band.

 
 I measured the width of the stripe on my H&M skirt, to give me an idea of how much fabric to cut.  Those stripes were two inches wide.  In order to get that size once sewn, I knew I had to cut 3 inch wide strips--1/2 inch seam allowance on top & bottom.

I also measured my waist, then added an extra inch & cut the elastic band.
You will need to fold you fabric in half, so it is doubled up.
Then cut 3 inch strips.  Don't worry about the length of them yet.

Now that all of my strips were cut, it was time to figure out how long I needed them to be.  I used the original skirt as my guide.

 I gave an inch seam allowance on each strip, to account for stitching them together.
It's very convenient to have the skirt below your fabric as a guide while cutting.

Now it's time to create the stripes.  
You know the drill--right sides together & stitch a straight line.
Line your pressure foot up with the edge of your fabric to get the correct spacing (as shown above). 
When you are finished creating your stripes, it should look similar to the picture below when turned inside out.

 Get your iron warmed up & press your seams open

 With your elastic band--place right sides together & use a zigzag stitch.

 
Once that is sewn together, turn right side out & pin to the top of your skirt.
I stitched two lines, to make it more secure--and I liked the way it looked.

To hem the bottom, I turned it under 1/2 inch & stitched.
Iron out all your seams for a crisp look.

And now you have a pretty little striped skirt!
Total cost: $5.  Can't beat that price. :)
Happy sewing!
 
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69 comments:

The Couch Potato said...

what a fun and simple skirt.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You are one hot Momma!! I loooove your skirt! Once I am back to my normal size I can't wait to wear cute fitted skirts like this

Back for Seconds said...

So cute! I love this!

still being [molly] said...

oh my gosh this is amazing! i really really need to learn how to sew now.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Lindsay you are consistently amazing me with your talent! This is gorgeous; I love it! I've got to pin this and try it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :-)

vintage grey said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

ASG in SLC said...

so cute and easy - pinned it!

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

Super cute!!!

Heather Kinnaird said...

what a cute skirt -

Ginger said...

I love it! :) Annnd you are so adorable. ;)

Dixie n Dottie said...

Super cute! Well done!
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

This has GOT to be my favorite thing you have done!! I am love with the stripes and the style! Great hack! {you look awesome in it too!}
pinning...
xo Becca

Tonia L said...

I love it! Want to make one for me? ;)

Emily Meyers said...

Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!
Emily

http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-time-again.html

Crystal said...

I love your skirt and can I say how adorable you are? I really like the way the whole outfit came together, thanks for the tutorial. Pinning for future reference. :)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

So cute on you - I love it!! I love the purple stripes - and your gorgeous necklace. I'm taking a sewing class next week so thanks for the inspiration!

Megan said...

I want one! Thanks for sharing this. I love the whole outfit -the yellow shirt complements the purple skirt very nicely.

Jennifer said...

Oh good grief this is fabulous! Love the purple with yellow! You're beautiful as always!

marissa said...

I love how that turned out. I've got some knit laying around I may need to make myself one!

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh my goodness you are so talented....share some of those sewing skils with me! I love that you went with the purple.

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

This is so cute and you look adorable! Great job on the skirt.

Debra Kapellakis said...

You look great.

Jocelyn said...

You are so super talented!!! I would never have thought to make my own like that!!! It looks fantastic on you! And I love the you paired yellow with the purple!!!!

Katie said...

Love this skirt Lindsay! I haven't sewn anything in a while--its time to make some fun summer skirts!

Little Becky Homecky said...

I just love this skirt!! It is super cute!

cheapcraftymama said...

Adorable, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com- where you can win free ad space on my blog!

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Gorgeous! I love it paired with the yellow.

Shiloh said...

Love those colors together! I bet the yellow and white one is great too.:)
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Lil' Luna said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE these Lindsay!! Seriously, gorgeous and you look great in them too!! Wish you were next door so you could teach me how to make some too!

Kelly Rowe said...

A-dorable!! Love it :)

Play Eat Grow said...

That is a really cute skirt! Now if I only had the time... :)

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Easy and cute! Perfect!
Thank you for sharing it over at my party!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Beautiful work!! Turned out great. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Jenilyn said...

LOVE this skirt! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles!! http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-made-this-3.html

Sarah said...

Cute! Love! I have a royal blue and white striped skirt from LOFT that I love!!! There are other colors to buy...but maybe now I'll make my own?!?

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Oh my this is an ADORABLE skirt! I LOVE it!!! Ya know... I still haven't been to H&M. I need to go soon especially because we have two here in SLC now :)

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

Lindsay-

This skirt is incredible! And I love how you styled it!

I'm sharing your tutorial at pinterest and featuring you on Monday...

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice. Once I get back into crafty mode, I'll be a weekly feature at your party again for sure.

xoxo
n

Melissa said...

LOVE this skirt!!

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tute! :) I found you via the Delightful Order linky ... :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your skirt is so pretty, and love how you pulled it together. Great tutorial. I only wear vertical stripes because horizontal stripe would make me look at wide as a bus. So happy you can pull this off. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

Sarah said...

This is such a cute skirt! Thanks for the tutorial! And I love H&M too :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks amazing. I am visiting you via the party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

Christine said...

LOVE the skirt Lindsay!! You look FABULOUS!!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

Hani@Craftionary said...

I LOVE the skirt.. Pinned it. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party :)

Tammy said...

Wow, That is a lot of work and you are on a roll! You are so brave sewing with stretchy material--I never do good with that. :) Thank you so much for Linking up at Rustic Restorations Weekend's first party! :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Did you use a regular sewing machine or a serger??

Amy said...

Wow, I LOVE this! Great colors, love the stripes...it looks so comfy too! You know you want to make me one. ;) Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

love the colors and looks great on you! Well done.

Jacki O. said...

Love the colors! Great job!

Shyanne @SHYbyDESIGN said...

Your purple and yellow look super cute together! I wonder if I can luck out and find striped fabric, so I can skip that step.

Michelle said...

Looks amazing and comfortable, the perfect summer skirt. And it is so your style! I love that I knew this was your blog before I even clicked on the link! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Delightful Deets said...

You are so darling! Love the purple and white! I need one!

Allie said...

Hi Lindsay! Love this skirt. The purple is great. Fabulous job. I need to make one asap. I featured you on my blog this week! Come check it out and grab a button if you like :) http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-and.html

Betsy Pool said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! nice job. I love it. I already pinned it. Thanks for sharing this idea at Romance on a Dime. :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a fabulous skirt! You always have the cutest ladies and girls skirts and goodies! Thanks for sharing with us!

Take care,

Trish

Megan said...

get out of town!!! I almost purchase this skirt yesterday at H&M but the line to check out was forever LOoooooong! so it put it back and walked out thinking I will just have to make one myself! and here it is!

Love it! thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday!

Lisa said...

Love it, so clever to make your own stripes!

Hannah said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

Betsy Pool said...

I would love to feature your skirt this week at Romance on a Dime. Can you put in a link back so I can do that?

I'm so glad you link up each week!! It's fun to see what you are up to. You are very inspiring.

Stacey said...

Look at you, Lindsay, looking all cute in that adorable skirt!
Great job!
THanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Sarah said...

This will be featured tomorrow at http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/

Congrats!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Girl, I love your skirt!

Featuring you this evening during Sticker Time!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What a fabulous skirt! I love the deep purple. Pinned and will be featuring you tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

SusieQTpies said...

Thank you Lindsay for linking up to our Saturday Showcase this past week! We are featuring your very cool project today on Feature Friday! We will be sharing your project on our Pinterest pages, Facebook pages and of course our Twitter sites! Here is your feature: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/11/feature-friday-top-fashion-saturday-showcase-picks/

Stop back over and link up more of your projects on the new Saturday Showcase! We are accepting all craft projects this week! We can't wait to see what you share!

Susie at Bowdabra

Kristen Duke Photography said...

woohoo, this is getting featured all over the place--way to go, girl! I LOVE it. ..will you make me one or two? j/k but really I'm intimidated by my sewing machine...

The Cantelmo Family said...

Oh that turned out so cute!!

Miss Debs said...

Very well done! I also bought the skirt, but in a plain colour, and was thinking of reproducing it. Now I will!

Nicole Estes said...

Love this skirt! Thanks for linking up at my party at Doodles and Stitches!
:)

Katrine said...

So pretty! I love it!

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