Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DIY No-Sew Lace Skirt

Okay, so I hope you're really excited about this post because I am SO excited for this!  Maybe it's because I've been wanting to do this project for months now, or maybe because I just downed a large chocolate chip frappe, but whatever!  I'm PUMPED!  Whooo!

Alright, now before we get started let me show you where my inspiration for this came from...the same place where we get most of our ideas nowadays:  Pinterest.  I saw this photo months ago (I thought I had pinned it but I didn't so I found it again today) and I just KNEW that I needed to recreate the look.  I mean, how can you not be inspired by this?

You're dying, right?  White lace, chambray, gold, tan - it looks so sophisticated yet so simple.  It's not too girly, not too casual.  Definitely perfect for shopping, running errands, and meeting friends for brunch/lunch.

Okay, now that I know you're pumped about this too, let's move on to the project!  Yeahhhhhhhh!!!!!

The supplies are pretty basic.  You'll need a plain white skirt, some lace trim, scissors, and a bottle of permanent fabric glue. 


*For this skirt I bought 20 yards of trim and still have a couple yards leftover. 

*When working with trim, it is best to sew it on rather than glue, but for those of us who aren't so handy or patient with a sewing machine, I find that this fabric glue works fine.  You may have to do some touch ups after you try it on, but its easy enough.

Step One.  If your skirt is made to stretch and hug your body, use a box to stretch it out, otherwise it will not fit on you when you try to put it on.  If your skirt is a little loose and not a bodycon type of skirt, you can just lay it flat.

Step Two.  Use the lace trim and measure from one side of the skirt to the other (seam to seam) and cut several pieces of trim to the same length.

Step Three.  Starting from the bottom (now we're here!), lay out the pieces of trim to figure out your placement and then glue.  Wait for the glue to dry completely (about a day), flip it over, and repeat the same process on the other side.

And that's it.  You've got a brand new lace skirt to wear this spring/summer!  I'll be following up with a "Styling the DIY Lace Skirt" post soon so you can see how versatile this skirt really is.

Well, I hope this inspired you to create something!  Be sure to pin this project and share with others!  Til' next time!

♥ Duckie.


  1. This looks like a really simple DIY! Now all I need is some lace trim, and a white skirt! :))

    xx Denysia Yu

  2. serious? i LOVE that you can just glue the lace on. how does it hold up in a wash?

  3. WOW! Awesome job! And I love that your tiers have a little volume to them. Seriously, this is amazing.

  4. such a cute idea! i'm still afraid of my sewing machine, so i love any project that is no-sew!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  5. I LOVE this! I NEED to do this.

  6. i know ive been terrible at keeping up with my own blogging lately but i have been a loyal follower and will catch up on reading others (even though ive also sucked at commenting!).

    i LOVE your DIY here! i think this would also work well with black lace for a black version =)


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