DIY leather + studs skirt

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Have you been thinking about how to transform your classic skirt? How to give it a more current look? Here I show you a tutorial on how to make your basic office skirt to a garment with lots of character and very trendy look…

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Materials:

  • Classic Skirt
  • Leather or synthetic leather (I did it with synthetic leather)
  • Studs (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine

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Process:

1. Open your skirt joining the sides.

2. Cut fron the front to the back creating a gentle curve. (view photo)

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3. This is how it should look (longer behind).

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4. Measure a piece of leather folded in two in the front center. Draw the curve you want and cut.

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5. Sew to the skirt and re-sew the waistband.

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6. Measure all around the bottom. In my case I measured 100 cm.

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7. To cut the flounce:

  • Fold the leather in 4
  • Divide into 6 the amount you measured the bottom. Example: 100cm / 6 = 16.66 cm
  • Measure from the corner you folded, 16.66 cm from point “a” to points “b” (view photo)
  • Measure from the point “b” the length you want your flounce (I did 25 cm)
  • Cut the 1/4 circle (you will have a full circle)

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8. Sew your flounce to the bottom of the skirt.

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9. Being synthetic skin you don’t need to hem the edges.

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10. (optional) Place the studs where you want them and close them behind.

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Here’s your skirt! Ready for impact! It’s a skirt you can wear with a vintage T-shirt for a more rock n’ roll look, or a silk shirt for a more feminine look.

Do you dare to transform your basic skirt with leather and studs?

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