May 9, 2012

The Skirt.

Low - high, asymmetric, tail hem ..
- any way you want to call it, it's definitely THE SKIRT. 
And I've joined the ones who love them,
one day I just decided to MAKE it for myself.
[I didn't use any instructions, this was quite simple thing to do. :]

You like it?

Well here's how I made it...
[ With not-so-good -photos since I had the inspiration
 to do this skirt in the middle of the night haha. ]

* All you need is a skirt. *

Long ones are the best, of course depends on how long you want the tail to be.
You don't need to have this much fabric as mine does, this one's got a gigantic hem ! 
[ I bought it from a flea market. Old ladies seem to have the best vintage skirts for sale,
 and with really cheap prices too! This was 1 euro if I recall correctly, yayy. :]

My skirt has also a petticoat, so I will show how I did the skirt with that piece,
since it's single coloured and you'll see the steps more clearly.

1A. I stood up in front of a mirror, and marked the front hem's length spot with a needle.
[since it's a tail hem, front is short!] 

1B. I moved the needle a bit, to be at the centre of the skirt aswell.

2. Mark the width of the front: equal length from the center to both sides.
It can be the width of your thighs or wider, the amount of legs you want to show.
[ This is a centimeter tape measure by the way. ]
My marks are 12,5 cm away from the center, so total is 25 cm.
Clear so far? :)

3. Cut the piece of ! It can be rectangle, like my slice here. [picture above and below]

And here's how it looks now, when you put it sideways.
I mean, that when you place the side seams in the middle of the skirt, 
here's what the cut out looks. Got it ? :)

4. Now it's time to shape the hem. [ picture below]
It's easier now, when the two sides are on top of each other like that.

Cut out excess fabric and put the skirt on you in between times,
to see what it looks like. My skirt has loads of fabric so this was necessary.
 [ You don't want to cut off too much either, unless you want 
the tail to be just at the backside and not on the sides at all...
but this isn't instruction for Robyn -look :]

Above and below, pictures after shaping the hem a little.

Here's what the skirt looks like upside down now:

And sideways:

5. Chop it off! [ in my case, the floral piece to match the black one ]
It's easy to cut the petticoat off after this step, like me: I didn't leave it as tail,
just the florals. Black petticoat is now just a mini skirt underneath 
so the panties wont see through.^^




Sorry en jaksa kääntää tähän aikaan illasta suomeksi, hih!
Mutta jos haluatte tehdä hameen itsekin ja on jotain epäselvyyksiä kuvissa
/ englanninkielisessä ohjeessa, niin jelpin mielellään. Mutta tämä oli kyllä aika iisi homma
jonka tein ilman mitään ohjeita, vain visio lopputuloksesta mielessä. :)


  1. Hih, ihania kuvia ja ihana hame! Kuulosti helpolta - Chop! Chop! :D Mahtaiskohan luonnistua meikäläiseltä ihan noin helpolla... :D

  2. Cool project!
    Love the floral skirt and I'm a sucker for vintage clothing. (and their great prices, hihi) Next time I go thrifting I'll keep this diy in mind.

    Thanks for sharing!
    And yes, i can post comments again. Yay!

    Love, Sari

  3. So pretty! I love it!

  4. This is so cute!!! I love that style, I'm sure it looks wonderful on you : )

  5. La jupe est tres chouette!!!
    Angela Donava

  6. finally following you also on GFC:) great job-skirt is so cute, love this floral pattern.

    xx ketty xx

  7. I just looove the print! I hate it that one way or another flowerprints don't work on me ;o

  8. Okay..I am still in shock over the fact that you made this! Wow, its amazing how handy a pair of scissors can be, you did a splendid job hun, it looks beau-ti-ful!

  9. Sooo pretty!
    Haha, I've done this to a couple of skirts I've thrifted and I love how they turn out :)

    Trendy Teal

  10. that's such a great idea!

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  11. Defiantly is interesting but I like it. I also like the outfit in your profile pic!

  12. Tulipa kauniin mallinen hame! Tuo sivukuva varsinkin näyttää hyvältä. Ihanan kesäinen muutenkin tuo kuvio. Tulee jo mieleen kesäloma ja juhlat. :)

  13. great job, girl! and I totally agree, thrifted skirts are the best for this. and I actually gave a thrifted dress to my grandmother and asked her to create an asymmetric dress out of it, so we'll see how it goes :P and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing some outfits with your DIY skirt ;)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  14. Wow! Mahtava! Vähä tollainen salsa-henkinen (:

  15. well done! I love the did a fabulous job. It looks so sassy now and perfect for summer! I love the pretty floral print too.


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  17. I really like it :) visit my page if you will have time :)

    hugs and kisses

  18. Wow, lovely how-to post! I wish I was as talented at sewing as you, I tried making a bubble skirt for a costume the other day, but made it up as I went along haha


  19. wooww!!! u're so talented to have this DIY!!!!!

    I'm following u now!
    hope u will follow me back.

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  20. i love it! what a great way to upcycle a skirt! great job!

  21. super cute!

  22. i love the skirt! very glam :)

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  24. Hello follower 101! Hehe. Good luck for the giveaway! I'll be choosing the winner using a random generator so hopefully you'll win!

    That skirt is great for spring! It's surprisingly easy to diy too!

    Also, I hope you didn't at any point misunderstand the "get married already" comment! I definitely meant it jokingly:)

  25. I have been loving the hi-low hemline trend. Thanks for an amazing DIY idea!!


  26. Onpa kiva hame! Ja muutenkin hieno DIY-projekti! :)

  27. Wow you made that?? That's amazing! I loooove high-low skirts! They are my absolute favorite right now! Yay!


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  28. likeeee your blog dear,
    keep posting and go for it!! ):)


  29. Beautiful skirt !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana

  30. Oh wow, you are so talented! The skirt looks amazing! Tahnk you for sharing the tutorial too, I should try this, but I am so bad at diy with clothes. xo

  31. Good for you for making it! That is awesome! It looks like it was made that way.


  32. ohhh onpa hieno! erihyvä idea :--)

  33. Satu, you crazy talented thing, this is so amazing! I remember a funny story in high school where I almost failed sewing classes because I couldn't sew in a straight line (why? because the sewing machine was on zig zag mode! haha). You, on the other hand, would have flown through that class with flying colours! Love this post. :)

    Sending lots of love and sunshine to Finland!

    <3 Mandy xx

  34. LOVE the skirt, so cool!


  35. i cant believe you made it ! looks so professional :) awesome !

  36. hi!
    great post! i love the skirt and its print!
    you have a great blog
    what about following other?
    kisses from france

  37. So pretty! I want to try this out! I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  38. Aww, thank you. :) ♥

    Kiiiitoos hih.^^

  39. that is so so cute. wat a pretty skirt. i definitely want one now!!

  40. I love this!!!!!!!! I wouldn't mind making one of these myself, you look beautiful in it!