Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! We’ll be showing you an easy way to make an inexpensive knockoff of a high-end leather circle skirt.
Our skirt pick of the day is a leather circle skirt from Shopbop. Here’s how you can achieve a $668 look for much, much less!
Shopbop skirt: Kelly Bergin Leather Circle Skirt
Fabric Recommendation: Black Faux Vegan Leather Fabric from Girl Charlee
Pattern Recommendation: Spit Up and Stiletto’s Emilie Skirt
Shopbop skirt: $668 retail price.
Fabric needed: 1 1/2 yards at $9.50 per yard
Notions: Zipper $4
Total $: $18.25 for DIY
Total Savings: $649.75
Wow, the DIY wins for sure!! You’ll be winning too if you follow this fun trend and make yourself this inexpensive wardrobe addition. As always, you can see all our Buy or DIY skirt comparisons we make on our Copycat Skirts Pinterest board. Check them all out!
There are many reasons we sew, and one of them is the cost of ready to wear clothing. We’ve often been asked if it’s REALLY cheaper to sew our clothes than buy them. We think so, and so we’re starting a new series called Buy or DIY skirts! We’ll try to show you how you can save money by sewing your own skirts, too. Today we’re starting with an Anthropologie copycat skirt. Now maybe you don’t shop at Anthropologie everyday, but here’s how you can achieve the same look on the cheap!
Anthropologie skirt: Springstripe Skirt
Fabric recommendation: Isabel Stripe Fantasy Meridian Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric from Girl Charlee
Pattern recommendation: Ladies Yoga A-line Skirt, knee length version, chevron layout.
Anthropologie skirt: $88 retail price
Fabric needed: 2 yards at $5.70 per yard
(Shipping on skirt and fabric not included as it cancels each other out. Just factoring in all variables here!)
Total Cost: $21.40 for DIY
Total Savings: $66.60
So there you have it! The DIY wins! And so do you if you make yourself this cute Anthropologie copycat skirt…for less! We will be cataloging all the Buy or DIY skirt comparisons we make on our Copycat Skirts Pinterest board. Check them all out!