Today we have another Buy or DIY post for you, which shows you solid evidence for making your own clothes! (Especially skirts- love them!)
Skirt: Bergdorf Goodman ‘A.L.C. Marilyn Striped Knit Pencil Skirt’
Fabric Recommendation: Riley Blake Knit 1/2” Stripes Black Fabric
Pattern Recommendation: Jocole Ladies’ Knit Pencil Skirt
Bergdorf Goodman skirt: $130
Fabric needed: 1 yard at $13.48 per yard.
Total $: $23.48
Total Savings: $106.52
Buy or DIY Skirt Conclusion:
Ooh la la! You could make yourself a designer-looking skirt for a fraction of the price, and look like a style superstar! What are you waiting for?
Yesterday I promised to show and tell you about that luscious maxi skirt, but you’ll have to wait for another day! Because today it’s time for the next skirt hack in our Buy or DIY skirt series! Today it’s another Anthropologie knock off skirt.
Skirt: Anthropologie Ruched Pencil Skirt $98
Fabric Recommendation: Famous Designer Heathered Gray Cotton Knit from Mood Fabrics
Pattern Recommendation: Lindsay Woodward Patterns Senna Dress from Lindsay Woodward Patterns
Anthropologie skirt: $98 retail price
Fabric needed: 1 1/4 yards at $13.99 per yard
Notions: 1 yard 1/4 inch elastic
Pattern: $11 (plus you get a dress and crop top pattern too!)
Total $: $28.71
Total Savings: $69.29
So you could make yourself this skirt for a huge savings and look like you shop at Anthropologie. No one would know unless you told them it was an Anthropologie knock off!
Today is our first Buy or DIY post featuring a GIRL’S SKIRT! We’ll show you how to make a professional-looking tulle skirt for a less expensive price.
Our skirt pick is a tulle and woven skirt from ChildrenSalon. Here’s the way to make your $225.29 skirt for much less.
ChildrenSalon skirt: The Simonetta Blue Striped and Tulle Skirt
Fabric Recommendations: Forever Stripe Blue & 54” Wide Tulle Silk White
Pattern Recommendation: Oliver+S Onstage tutu skirt
ChildrenSalon skirt: $225.29 retail price.
Fabric needed: 1 yard of the blue stripe at $7.98 per yard
1 yard of the tulle at $0.99 per yard.
Notions: Elastic $0.99
Total $: 9.96
Total Savings: $ 215.33
Well, that’s a no brainer! If you want to see a similar skirt we made, visit this blog post. Or you can see the skirt we made using this pattern here. As always, you can see all our Buy or DIY skirt comparisons we make on our Copycat Skirts Pinterest board. Check them all out!
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!