5.04.2011

vintage bowtie skirt DIY


inspiration: vintage bowtie skirt

at a thrift store i found a long skirt

and turned it into this: the before/after photo:



 i cut the botton of the skirt to the right length and
 altered the hips and the thighs part.

and with the bottom part i cut off, i made the bowtie.

cut 2 layers of fabric into a rectangle

sew around the edges, leaving a 2" opening

using the 2" opening, flip it to right side out

fold a small fabric and sew one side closed

flip it right side out and fold it in half and sew it closed.
then flip it right side again

pull the big rectangle 1/2 way through the small rectangle

see the little 2" opening from the bowtie we haven't closed?
(right side top)

i used liquid stitch to close the seam

the bowtie looks like this

then with a one-side flat safety pin, i sewed it to the back of the bowtie

then safety pin it to the middle of the skirt and there you have a bowtie skirt!

52 comments:

  1. Another winner. So cute on you!

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  2. Of course it's too late in Hawaii to vote! But I did vote for you last week! Good luck! *crossing fingers*

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  3. What another great creation!

    I just gave you a Stylish Blogger award on my blog, probably one of many you have gotten =) Check it out sometime. And no, this is not spam!

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  4. Oh my gosh this is just the most stylish pencil skirts I have ever seen. Love it - you are so creative.

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  5. WOW, WOW, WOW! You are super talented! I absolutely LOVE what you did to this skirt!

    Katie from Sew Woodsy

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  6. That is SOOO pretty!

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  7. that skirt is from http://www.sayyestohoboken.com/2010/06/big-bow-pencil-skirt.html
    she gives the tutorial there. thought you would want to give appropriate photo & idea credit. :)

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  8. wow that is such a cute little skirt! :) i love it! hopped over from the rhinestone beagle - hope you have a great thursday!

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  9. beautifuly made!!!! I want one!

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  10. Gorgeous!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-inspired-pencil-skirt-with-oversized-bow/2011/05/05/

    --Anne

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  11. Love the bow!!! :)

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  12. This is gorgeous! I can't believe you made it! You must get so many compliments when you wear it!

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  13. @tiffany:Oh my, thank you sooo much! I had no idea where i saw the picture and she links a tutorial she used from another blog for the bow tie! i could've saved myself a lot of time by not doing the tutorial myself. Anyway, thank you!

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  14. I love it! So cute!!

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  15. So cute on you - - - once I was thin, but alas no longer.

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  16. so simple and cute. MUST try..maybe I can find a cute plaid skirt at the D.I. ??

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  17. Wow! I love this skirt! Now I just need the body to wear it :)

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  18. I second Melissa! Very glamorous!

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  19. Oh my gosh that is SO cute! Good job!

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  20. This is adorable and looks so great on you! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  21. I am totally drooling! This is adorable. I can't wait to go to the thrift store and find my own long dress to convert into this vintage skirt!

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  22. Ummm... you're my other favorite blog. I love this. Thanks!

    www.fivetdsisters.blogspot.com

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  23. Aw, super adorable!
    And I found out that we can actually vote more than once a day by using different browsers! I voted for you three times today! That's not cheating right? =)

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  24. It looks so much cuter now! :)

    Tnx for linking up at Who Made What? Weekends!

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  25. ok I am in love with your skirt and this blog! this is so fun. I love turning vintage clothes, furniture into new awesome stuff and this is a great tutorial too! thanks for posting. saw you on paisley passions.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    @ thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  26. This is so gorgeous! The bow looks perfect! You are so talented!

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  27. ADORABLE! You are so talented!

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  28. This is just beautiful! I'm sharing this on my Facebook page.

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  29. Adorable, I love it! You are so clever!

    Tania

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  30. Well that just came out beautiful!
    Marriah @ www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

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  31. I love it bows!! They are one of my favorite things ever. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

    I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:
    http://GianandMcKinley.blogspot.com

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  32. So cute! I love your blog, and have just started one of my own (very VERY recently). I look forward to seeing what you have for us in the future!

    www.fashionhacks.blogspot.com

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  33. It's beautiful! I love it! Great job! :)

    Thanks for sharing in the DIY party!
    Roeshel

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  34. What an after! That bow detail is to die and diet for...

    :)

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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  35. Absolutely adorable! Love how it turned out!

    Mallory
    http://mallicious.blogspot.com/

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  36. Great transformation! The skirt looks sooo pretty x

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  37. whooo beautiful transformation !!! Very talented !

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  38. You always do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  39. You should totally send this to the "what would emma pillsbury wear" blog (from glee). they'd love it.

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  40. absolutley adorable and I love the colour too!

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  41. Beautiful skirt - I'm inspired! Thought I'd let you know that I've featured it in the weekly Things I Love slot over at Pencils and Whatnot; I hope that's alright with you.
    Lola

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  42. What a find! Fabulous transformation!! What luck to find that color too. :)

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  43. This is a cute tute, but you should inform your followers to iron! Your skirt looked good with the bow but would have been even better had the it been pressed.

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  44. What an awesome idea!!! I'm totally going to recreate this!

    Lol @the suggestion to iron, come on lady!

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  45. Wow! Definitely beautiful DIY. This is a good idea, and no need to buy those expensive bowie skirts at stores. And the color of your skirt is so flattering. Such a lovely tutorial. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@Hospital Scrubs Fashion and Social Blunders to Avoid

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  46. Love this skirt.... Might make this for Easter. You have a wonderful blog! I hate ironing. Will only do it if I really have to. :)
    Your newewst follower,
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.blogpsot.com

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  47. Anonymous10/25/2012

    I never comment on anything, but this is so cute! I love this so much I'm going to a resale shop to hunt down a skirt and try this project out! :)

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  48. this is a really fantastic idea and your skirt looks more than gorgeous.
    ciao ciao Christa

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  49. Anonymous11/28/2012

    this is absolutely stunning!

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  50. Fabulous skirt!!!

    Nonny
    Notions from Nonny
    www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot.com

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  51. ooohhhh, soooo nice! thank you for sharing your talents with us! fantabulous.
    stay well,
    annmarie

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