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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

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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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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 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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Anthropologie Copycat Skirt {Buy or DIY}

Make an Anthropologie copycat skirt for 1/2 price!

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! We’ll be showing you an easy way to make an inexpensive Anthropologie copycat skirt.

Make an Anthropologie copycat skirt for 1/2 price!

Our skirt pick of the day is the Pilcro Chino Skirt from Anthropologie.  This is a really nice chino skirt and here’s how you can make it for less than 1/2 price.

Anthropologie Copycat Skirt Details:

Anthropologie Skirt: Pilcro Chino Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Art Gallery Fabrics Textured Denim Scarlet Brick  We’ve used this fabric (here) and we can attest to it’s magnificence.  For reals.

Pattern Recommendation:  Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt

Anthropologie Copycat Skirt Math:

Anthropologie skirt: $78 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1.5 yards at $12.50 per yard

Notions: Buttons $7.98  They look like brass buttons, but have you ever searched for buttons on Amazon?  Now there’s a rabbit hole to fall down!  Here’s some fun ones we found:

Pattern: $12.94

Total $: $34.35 for DIY

Total Savings: $43.65

Wow, the DIY wins for sure!! You’ll be winning too if you follow this fun DIY and make yourself this Anthropologie copycat skirt.

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Anthropologie Copycat Skirt for WAY cheaper! {Buy or DIY Skirt}

Skirt Fixation shows you how to save over $200 and look like a million bucks!

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you!  We’ll show you an easy way to make an inexpensive knockoff of a high-end skirt Anthropologie Copycat skirt with out breaking the bank.  Our skirt pick of the day is the Saone Midi Skirt from Anthropologie.  This is a really nice silk blend skirt and here’s how you can make it for WAY less.

Skirt Fixation shows you how to save over $200 and look like a million bucks!

 

Anthropologie Copycat Skirt Details:

Anthropologie Skirt: Saone Midi Skirt
Fabric Recommendation: Jaclyn Smith Embroidered Botanical Garden Shantung Linen Fabric

Pattern Recommendation: Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt lengthened to midi version.

Anthropologie Copycat Skirt Math:

Anthropologie skirt: $295 retail price.
Fabric needed: 2.5 yards at $23.61 per yard
Notions: Zipper $2.98 White Lace Zipper

2 inch elastic $5.99
Pattern: $10.95
Total $: $78.95 for DIY
Total Savings: $216.05

Wow, the DIY wins for sure!! You’ll be winning too if you follow this fun trend and make yourself this inexpensive wardrobe addition.   Have you ever copied an expensive skirt?

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Tulle Anthropologie Knockoff Skirt {Buy or DIY Skirt}

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You’ll never believe what I found in the skirt section at Anthropologie! A tulle midi skirt almost exactly like we just made. So it’s time for the next skirt hack in our Buy or DIY skirt series! Today it’s another Anthropologie knock off skirt.Buy or DIY Skirt comparison by Skirt Fixation

BUY or DIY Skirt Details:

Anthropologie Tulle Midi Skirt $168
Fabric Recommendation: Black Tulle 54” Wide Tulle Black Fabric
Pattern Recommendation: Estelle Skirt by Violette Field Threads Estelle Skirt

BUY or DIY Skirt Math:

Anthropologie skirt: $168 retail price
Fabric needed: Tulle: 5 yards at $0.99 per yard 54” Wide Tulle Black Fabric
1 3/4 lining at $4.50 per yard Silky Satin Charmeuse Black Fabric
Notions: 7 inch zipper for $5.12 : Coats Thread & Zippers All-Purpose Plastic Zipper, 7-Inch, Black

Pattern: $10.95
Total $: $17.95
Total Savings: $150.05

So you could make yourself this tulle midi skirt with a little time and effort 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!

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Ruched Pencil Skirt Anthropologie Knockoff {Buy or DIY Skirt}

Anthropologie Knock off skirt Buy or DIY by Skirt Fixation

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.

Anthropologie Knock off skirt Buy or DIY by Skirt FixationDetails:

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

Math:

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!

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Anthropologie Copycat Skirt {Buy or DIY Skirts}

Buy or DIY skirt comparison by Skirt Fixation

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.  Buy or DIY skirt comparison by Skirt FixationToday 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!

Details:

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.

Math:

Anthropologie skirt: $88 retail price

Fabric needed: 2 yards at $5.70 per yard

Pattern: $10

(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!