Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Lu Lu Skirt

Materials:
Sheer fabric (enough to wrap around your body twice and long enough to reach from your ribcage to the floor) I picked up 5 or so yards of this fabric at a thrift store...score!
2.5 inch elastic (enough to fit around your ribcage, below your chest) I dyed mine yellow using this tutorial: MADE: Dying Elastic
Thread
Scissors
Sewing Machine












Finally hem the bottom edge of your skirt. I used the rolled hem foot to create a narrow hem on my skirt.
The skirt could be attached to a tank top or close fitting t-shirt to create a dress. I only chose to leave it as a skirt because I wanted to be able to wear the tank top on its own or with other things.
Then, enjoy your light and airy skirt (of course with a slip underneath it...it is sheer after all :)

Shannon

21 comments:

  1. Great idea! I never thought of dyeing elastic.

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    1. Thanks Martha for coming by the blog:) Dana at MADE had a great idea with the elastic, I can't wait to use it on more projects :)

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  2. Well done! This is pretty
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  3. I just added a link to the shwin & shwin link party. I look to see what was added just before mine & this was the link. Guess what my link was? An easy maxi skirt, almost identical to this one. Dying elastic and all! Great minds think alike! :) I love your fabric choice, by the way.

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    1. Too funny- I am not sure what happened with my picture during upload but it wont let me fix it or remove it..oh well, thanks for checking it out anyway. You did a great refashion and love the color of your skirt!

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  4. I love that fabric. The colors and the flowiness of it.:)
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  5. seriously adorable! :) i LOVE maxi dresses/skirts.

    ~H

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog- more maxi skirts and dresses will be posted soon...I am addicted to them :)
      Shannon

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up this great sewing project @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  7. I posted almost this exact same tutorial on my blog a few weeks ago. You'll have to go check it out!

    www.individualrivalry.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow- that is similiar...I guess great minds think alike, right :) We have more maxi skirts/dresses coming soon. I just made a knit one using Elle Apparel's tutorial and it is even more comfortable than the elastic waistband ones- you will have to come back by and check it out. It looks like you love maxis as much as I do- so you may like her tutorial- super quick, easy, and comfy! Thanks for stopping by :)
      Shannon

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  8. Love this!!! I have ideas flowing, lol! Think I have enough fabric to make one =)

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  9. Can you please share where you find your elastic? Does it have a special name? I have had a hard time finding it in my area. Thank you so much for your help.
    ~ Lynda

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    1. This wide elastic was found at Joann Fabric. I have also seen it in Hancock Fabrics if you have one. You can find the 2 inch or 3 inch wide elastic in white or black and then dye it using the tutorial referenced above. I have only seen it in black or white at the stores. I hope that helps :)

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  10. really nice and your tutorials and pictures are excellent

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  11. very nicely done. your instructions along with the pictures are extremely good and easy to follow. good job

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  12. Thank you for this tutorial. I'm new to sewing, but with this step by step tutorial, I managed to make my first article of clothing!! Thanks again!!!!

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  13. This is brilliant! I love the fabric you used!
    In my blog I was showing a dress I had turned into a skirt so I referred readers here for DIY steps!
    http://poshbykat.com/blog/sprinkles-in-pink

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  14. I'm new to sewing as well and recently haven't been able to find any cute skirts. I'm so glad I found you! I can't wait to go buy the materials tomorrow and try it out! wish me luck! :)

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  15. I have never been able to sew this kind of elastic on my (admittedly) cheap machine; the thread gets all tangled up in an ugly mess. Probably a tension problem or perhaps the type of needle used. Any suggestions????? Thanks for your help. Love his outfit Sharon

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