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Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY {Buy or DIY}

Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY by Skirt Fixation

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you!  Everyone seems to love this series and keeps begging for more!  This time we’re showing you how you can make a perfect skirt for spring on the cheap.  Our skirt pick of the day is a ruffle bird skirt from Anthropologie.   Keep reading for our ruffle pencil skirt DIY!

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Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY Details:

Ruffle Pencil Skirt: Anthropologie Bird Ruffle Pencil Skirt

Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY by Skirt Fixation

Fabric Recommendation: Telio Tara Twill Peacock Mustard Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Selena Knit Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt with Ruffle 

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Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY Math:

Anthropologie Bird Ruffle Pencil Skirt: $495 retail price.

Fabric needed: 2 yards

Pattern: $8.99 

Fabric: $7.98 per yard 

Total Cost: $17.95

Total Savings: $477.05

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Ruffle Pencil Skirt DIY Instructions:

How to do it.  This skirt pattern is made for knit fabric, so two modifications need to be made.  First of all, you probably need to go up at least one size.  Look at the finished garment measurements chart to be sure.  Secondly, you need to add a zipper to the side seam so you can get it off and on!  This is not a hard addition, and here’s a good tutorial from Tessuti.

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Ha, but seriously, it’s so easy and fun to sew your own couture looking clothes!

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How to Sew an Ashtag Pleated Skirt {Buy or DIY}

Skirt Fixation teaches you how to save $2000 on an Ashtag Pleated skirt by sewing your own.

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a perfect skirt for spring and look like you paid big bucks.  Except you didn’t!  Our skirt pick of the day is a springy Ashtag multicolor pleated skirt we found on Amazon.

Skirt Fixation teaches you how to save $2000 on an Ashtag Pleated skirt by sewing your own.

Ashtag Pleated Skirt Details:

Ashtag Multicolor Pleated Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Art Gallery Wild Bloom Summer Bouquet Grey Fabric


Pattern Recommendation:  Violette Field Threads Whitney Skirt & Trousers Pattern  (Read our full review of this pattern here.)

Ashtag Pleated Skirt Math:

Ashtag Pleated Skirt: $2049 retail price.

Floral Fabric needed: 1.5 yards at $12.73 per yard

Pattern: $10.95

Notions: zipper $1.47

Fabric: $19.10

Ashtag Pleated Skirt Summary:

Total Cost: $20.57 for DIY

Total Savings: $2028.43

Now we’re not sure who ever would pay over $2000 for a skirt they could make for around $20?  Maybe they have money to burn?  Maybe it’s a status symbol?  Maybe they’re crazy?  Maybe they don’t know how to sew?  We don’t know, but while we’re thinking about it, we’re going to go sew up a $20 skirt and save over $2000.

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  (See how amazing we are at puns?!?)  On trend, warm, and totally worth the time and price you paid if you DIY!  We’re going to keep showing you these great Buy or DIY Skirt deals because skirts are a great way to get into sewing, and what more to inspire you than to see how you can sew it for waaaaaaaay less?  Click here to see all our Buy or DIY skirt posts.

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Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off

Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off by Skirt Fixation

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a perfect skirt for cold weather and look like you paid big bucks.  Except you didn’t!  Our skirt pick of the day is an on trend tweed skirt from Anthropologie.  Here’s our recommendations for an Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off job.

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Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off Details:

Here’s the inspiration skirt: Anthropologie Tweed Buttoned Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Telio Tweed Red Fabric & Soft Suede Wine Fabric

Pattern Recommendation:  Pauline Alice Rosari Skirt

Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off Math:

Anthropology Tweed Buttoned Skirt: $128 retail price.

Tweed Fabric needed: 1.25 yards at $12.98 per yard

Suede Fabric needed: .25 yards at $7.65 per yard

Pattern: $9.94 (at today’s conversion rate from euros)

Notions:   12 at 50 for $8.99

Anthropologie Tweed Skirt Knock Off Summary:

Total Cost: $30.24 for DIY

Total Savings: $97.76

If you look closely at the skirt, you will notice the pattern we recommend doesn’t have separate plackets for the button front of the skirt.  There are a couple ways to modify the pattern.  You could cut apart the front pattern pieces (remember to add seam allowance, and sew the suede to the tweed before you begin.  Or you could also cut the suede to the placket width and top stitch it in place before making the buttonholes.

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  (See how amazing we are at puns?!?)  On trend, warm, and totally worth the time and price you paid if you DIY!  We’re going to keep showing you these great Buy or DIY Skirt deals because skirts are a great way to get into sewing, and what more to inspire you than to see how you can sew it for waaaaaaaay less?

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Copycat Velvet Alexander McQueen Skirt {Buy or DIY}

Copycat velvet Alexander McQueen skirt by Skirt Fixation

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you!   Since velvet is all the rage, but the price of a velvet skirt will make you rage, we’re going to show you how to make a copycat velvet Alexander McQueen skirt for way, way less.  Let’s just say your rage will turn to smug glee!

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Copycat velvet Alexander McQueen skirt Details:

Velvet Midi skirt: Alexander McQueen for Nordstrom

Fabric Recommendation: Stretch Velvet Wine Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Tilly and the Buttons Dominique Skirt

Copycat velvet Alexander McQueen skirt Math:

Alexander McQueen for Nordstrom velvet skirt: $575

Fabric needed: 1.5 yards

Pattern: $11.03

Fabric: $9.98 per yard

Notions: $3.59 Knit Non-Roll Elastic

Total Cost: $29.59 for DIY

Total Savings: $545.41

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  We love showing you how easy it is to look fashionable and follow the latest skirt trends without breaking the bank.  We hope we’ve convinced you with this copycat velvet Alexander McQueen Buy or DIY skirt edition.  Check out all our Buy or DIY skirt posts, they’re so fun and save you so much money!

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Red Buy or DIY Denim Skirt

Buy or DIY Denim Skirt by Skirt Fixation

It’s time for another Buy or DIY skirt!  When Hey June Patterns released a denim skirt pattern, we were so excited!  We’ve already sewn our first Sandbridge Skirt, and we’ll be sharing and reviewing it soon, but today we’re going to show you how much you can save with a DIY denim skirt for less!

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Buy or DIY Denim Skirt Details:

Frame Le Color Pencil Denim Skirt from Orchard Mile

Fabric Recommendation: Art Gallery Textured Denim Solid Scarlet Brick Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Hey June Sandbridge Skirt

Buy or DIY Denim Skirt Math:

Frame Le Color Pencil Denim Skirt: $225 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1.5 yards

Pattern: $10

Fabric: $13.98 per yard

Notions: $6.11 denim zipper

$3.07 dungaree button

Total Cost: $40.15 for DIY

Total Savings: $184.85

Buy or DIY Denim Skirt Conclusion

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  (See what we did there?!)  We are going to grant you that it takes more time to DIY a denim skirt than to buy one.  But you definitely won’t end up with the same satisfaction level!  So now we are totally in the mood to replicate this exact skirt!  Let us know about your great DIY denim skirt, or any DIY skirt savings!

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Embroidered Denim Skirt Knockoff {Buy or DIY ~ Skirt}

Embroidered Denim Skirt Knockoff by Skirt Fixation

It’s time for another Buy or DIY skirt! When we saw this beautiful embroidered denim skirt, we just had to check it out. But then we saw the price tag, and you might say we had a little sticker shock. But you know us, we just had to figure out a way to DIY this skirt!

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Embroidered Denim Skirt Knockoff Details:

Needle & Thread Wild Flower Embroidered Denim Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Telio Denim Embroidered Single Border Floral Red/Turquoise/Pink Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Alina Sewing Design Co. Chi-Town Chinos

Embroidered Denim Skirt Knockoff Math:

Needle & Thread Wild Flower Embroidered Denim Skirt: $400 retail price.
Fabric needed: 1.5 yards
Pattern: $15
Fabric: $10.98 per yard
Notions: $2.20 denim zipper
Total Cost: $33.67 for DIY
Total Savings: $366.33

Embroidered Denim Skirt Knockoff Summary:

Wow, the DIY wins again!! Are you seeing a pattern here? (See what we did there?!) So now we are totally in the mood to whip up an embroidered denim skirt…how about you?

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Copycat Anthropologie Knit Skirt {Buy or DIY ~ Skirt!}

Copycat Anthropologie Knit Skirt for $100 less by Skirt Fixation!

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you!  When we saw the Across the Pond skirt from Anthropologie, our jaws dropped and we were pretty sure they must have copied it straight from the designer, Megan Nielsen!  Our skirt pick of the day is a knit pencil skirt from Anthropologie with waist ties.   We’re going to show you how to make a copycat Anthropologie knit skirt for $100 less than the Anthropologie price!

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Copycat Anthropologie Knit Skirt Details:

Original Skirt: Anthropologie Across the Pond Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Sew Classic Knits Ponte Roma Solid Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt

Copycat Anthropologie Knit Skirt Math:

Anthropology Across the Pond Skirt: $148 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1 yard

Pattern: $13.80

Fabric: $7.79 per yard

Total Cost: $21.59 for DIY

Total Savings: $126.41

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Plus by buying the Axel pattern, you actually get 3 skirt patterns in one.  (See our review of all 3 pattern here.)  Win, win, win!  We hope we’ve convinced you with yet another Buy or DIY skirt edition.

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Copycat Anthropologie Skirt {Buy or DIY ~ Skirt}

Copycat Anthropologie Skirt

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a perfect skirt for holiday events on the cheap. Our skirt pick of the day is a lace skirt from Anthropologie.

Copycat Anthropologie Skirt

Copycat Anthropologie Skirt Details:

Skirt: Anthropologie Lacy Pencil Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Emerald Green Metallic Lace  & Emerald Green Poplin from Cali Fabrics

Pattern Recommendation: Nita Wrap Skirt by Sew DIY

Copycat Anthropologie Skirt Math:

Anthropologie Lacy Pencil Skirt: $228 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1 1/8 of each

Pattern: $12

Fabric: $6.75 & $2.99 per yard

Notions: $2 for d rings

Total Cost: $24.96 for DIY

Total Savings: $203.04

Copycat Anthropologie Skirt How To:

The recommended pattern is not intended to make a double layer skirt, but you can’t wear the lace we recommend without a lining!  Simply cut out each pattern piece from both fabrics and baste them together around the edges before sewing the pattern.

In summary:

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Perfect for the holidays at a fraction of the price. Be sure to check out all our Buy or DIY ~ Skirt posts, you’ll be inspired and amazed at how much money you can save!

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Anthropologie Sweater Skirt DIY

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a perfect skirt for fall just a few minutes and for just a few dollars. Our skirt pick of the day is a sweater skirt from Anthropologie.  Don’t worry, we’re going to show you a super rewarding Anthropologie Sweater Skirt DIY that you’ll be living in this fall!

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Anthropologie Sweater Skirt DIY Details:

Skirt: Anthropologie Serafina striped sweater skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Burgundy Red Navajo Blanket Stripe Hacci Sweater Knit Fabric

Pattern Recommendation:  Jocole Pencil Skirt

Anthropologie Sweater Skirt DIY Math:

Anthropologie Serafina Striped Sweater Skirt: $228 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1 yards at $7 per yard

Pattern: $10.00

Fabric: $7.00 per yard

Total Cost: $17 for DIY

Total Savings: $211

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Perfect for fall at a fraction of the price.  We’ve made this pattern, and we can assure this is a great pattern you’ll turn to over and over again.  If you go check out this Anthropologie skirt, you’ll notice that it has some neat contrast side panels.  We’ve actually done this before (check out this post) but here’s what we’d recommend:

  1. Remove 1 inch from each side of the skirt front and back pieces when cutting them out.
  2. Cut out a contrast fabric strip 2.25 inches wide.
  3. Sew the contrast fabric strips to the front pattern piece on each side.
  4. Sew the pattern as instructed.
  5. Enjoy your new sweater skirt!!!
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Gucci Ruffle Knit Skirt {Buy or DIY ~ Skirt!}

Gucci Ruffle Knit Skirt - Buy or DIY from Skirt Fixation!

Today we have another girl’s Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a name brand skirt perfect for summer for less than retail price, and more practical too.

Our skirt pick of the day is a Gucci skirt from Norstrom.   See that cute little bee appliqué patch?  We’ve even located a source on that for you!

Gucci Ruffle Knit Skirt - Buy or DIY from Skirt Fixation!

Buy or DIY Skirt Details:

Skirt: Gucci Ruffle Knit Skirt from Nordstrom

Fabric Recommendation: Cotton Jersey Charcoal Grey

Pattern Recommendation: Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Sporty Girl Skort

Buy or DIY Skirt Math:

Gucci Ruffle skirt: $235 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1 yards at $6.48 per yard   See that darling little ruffle on the bottom?  Ordering a yard of this fabric will allow you extra to gather and add that ruffle, plus include the shorts underneath!

Pattern: $7.95

Baby bumble bee patch: $3.99

Elastic: $2.99 for 3 yards of 1″ wide knit elastic

Total $: $21.41 for DIY

Total Savings: $213.59

Wow, the DIY wins again!!  Are you seeing a pattern here?  And we’d like to point out that the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop pattern comes with built in shorts.  If you have a little girl who wears skirts, you’ll immediately love that option too!  We’ve made this pattern, and we can assure this is a great pattern you’ll turn to over and over again.

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