DIY – Lace skirt

DIY - A tutorial on how to create a lace skirt from lace curtains from the thrift store @ By Wilma

I love the section with lace curtains at the thrift store. I just can’t resist pretty lace. They are great for recycling project. It’s great to give something like that a second life! Today I’m going to share with you a cute lace skirt. Made with, of course, a lace curtain from the thrift store!

Learn how to make this cute DIY lace skirt after the jump. . .

What you need for this lace skirt

– thrifted lace curtain
– simple elastic white skirt
– sewing machine
– scissors

DIY - A tutorial on how to create a lace skirt from lace curtains from the thrift store @ By Wilma

How to make this lace skirt from thrifted lace curtains

1. Find a elastic skirt and a lace curtain that you really like. I used a curtain with a nice bottom.
2. Fit the lace around you skirt and place it where you want it to go. Cut off the top of the lace at the height of the top of your skirt. Keep the length of the lace. Lay the lace upside down on top of the skirt, layering the top for the size of the full elastic waistband.
3. Sew the lace around the skirt, halfway the elastic waistband. Pull the elastic while sewing. Start sewing at one of the seams of the skirt.
4. Layer the beginning and the end of the lace. Try to let the pattern repeat.
5. Cut off the excess lace and pin.
6. Sew the seam and you skirt is ready! XO Wilma

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    Michael @ re.Create Design
    September 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love it! I’ve been wanting to do this myself – so this serves as wonderful inspiration!

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    Stephanie@Henry Happened
    September 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    wow that’s a great idea! I would’ve definitely passed the curtain section up until no, so thanks for the tip!

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    September 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

    My friends thought I was weird making a skirt from a curtain. How hot do they look though. I love yours.
    xx Tanya

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    October 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful! I always swoon over lace curtains, and this is a fantastic way to refashion them into a wearable piece. Featured you at Saved By Love Creations today.

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    December 23, 2012 at 5:54 am

    eu adoro as suas ideias, sao muito criativas! Você é ótima. E eu moro no brasil

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    July 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    How would you wash this skirt made out of curtain lace? I just made my skirt out of old pants and sewed a piece of lace curtain around the bottom of the skirt. Does it have to be hand washed or washed in cold water with no bleach or detergent?

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    August 17, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Glad to know someone else isn’t shy about trying new things. I’m doing the same thing with a valance from Bed,Bath and Beyond. I liked looking at them so much in my window, I decided to make a skirt out of them.

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    November 12, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I love this idea! I bet it would look neat combined with a different color elastic skirt underneath for a little contrast. A tip for sewing beginners: keep in mind that the lace fabric won’t stretch to fit your body, so be sure to cut it to fit your measurements! I can’t wait to try this diy!!

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