7.15.2012

DIY Tassel Skirt



All my friends and family know I have a mild obsession with tassels. It started when I was 7 and was given a Jean jacket with a picture of Pocahontas on the back, and brown tassels hanging from the sleeves. Ever since that jacket I have fallen in love with all things to do with tassels hanging off it; clothes, purses, jewellery, home décor.. I mean the list can go on.  

I have been looking for a tassel skirt for awhile, but couldn't seem to find one that I liked, so I thought why not do one myself? I really like the way it turned out and cant wait too try my next one using leather instead of thick suede. 
Keep scrolling for instructions for the DIY.







What you need: 
- Long skirt - longer the better (mine was $5 from Value Village)
- Scissors
- Sewing machine (or by hand it will just take more time)

1) Lay the skirt flat on the floor. Measure how long you want the skirt to be and make a mark. Add three inches to your mark and then cut the excess material off.

2) Take your main piece and start cutting the tassels in even widths along the bottom. Use the mark you made on your skirt as a indicator on how high you should cut the tassels.

3) Take your excess material and cut it so that one half is smaller then the other. Begin again by cutting tassels along the bottom of both pieces of material leaving one inch at the top.





4) Take the longer piece of material and pin it 2/3 of the way up on your main piece. Pin the fabric in place and then sew along the top one inch. 


5) Take your smaller piece and pin the tassels to the top of your skirt. Pin the fabric and sew in place.

6) Ta da! You very own tassel skirt! 



I hope you all like it and I cant wait too finish my next one and show you soon! If you have any questions on how to do this DIY feel free to email me and I would be happy to help! 
Cheers =)

xx

-S

59 comments:

  1. woooow I LOVE IT!!!!
    And i follow youuuuuuu!
    Will you follow me?

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    xoxo

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  2. It's like a modern day flapper girl dress! So adorable.
    - Drey

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  3. gorgeous DIY:)) you look amazing! thank you so much for your comment dear:)) I have a new post now and I would love to what you think about it:)

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much:) waiting for more posts from you!:) one big kiss!

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  4. Beautiful skirt :)

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  5. What a fun DIY!

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  6. I like tassels too! Especially on handbags~ This is a cool DIY. the skirt turned out great!

    keep in touch :)
    -Joyce

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  7. very nice and cool skirt! would love to have one too..
    Please support my up and coming blog about life and fashion in Los Angeles by following it on Bloglovin ;) I can follow you back if you want ;)

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    1. I just followed your lovely blog and liked this post on Bloglovin. I have also been a follower on GFC for a while! ;) Stay in touch ;)

      LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  8. Hi sweetie! Thanks for stopping by.
    Of course we can follow each other
    I'm following you now on GFC and bloglovin
    I hope you follow me back on both
    Kisses

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  9. aww, you look so cute with that DIY Fringe skrit, you're totally talented!

    http://dreamybubblebee.blogspot.com/

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  10. love your skirt! and the post is so interesting, i will definately try to make one like that next during my spare time, it's creative, easy, and looks so fun to do! thanks for the idea :)
    btw, thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog, i just followed you!
    ps: you are absolutely stunning

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  11. love the outfit and the first pic is so sweet :D

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  12. Tassels make everything so fun.

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  13. I love this, I think I'm going to have to do this!
    Xo Megan

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  14. excellent DIY, will definitely have to try : )

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  15. This is cool! I have never seen this before? Is it popular where you live? How do you make sure the strings don't look tacky? Do they poke out? Every time I try on a tassle skirt I look like a pumpkin... >.<

    ANYWAYS. I am now following you GFC! I actually just posted a new post- check it out and let me know what you think! :D Let me know if you wanna follow e/o too. And I would like to invite you to join a new fashion blogger network that me and bloggers from around the world are working on! Bloggers Against social Injustice :D I hope you can join us! You seen like such a happy soul! :D

    God bless,
    christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  16. followed you Bloglovin'! already following GFC ^_^

    --christine again

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  17. Such a great blog! Keep it up:)
    Now following you, hope you do the same
    Www.bammbroadcast.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Very cute skirt!
    very smart idea!

    xo
    christian

    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  19. Love this skirt!!! Now following :)

    Jess xx

    http://showponyblog.blogspot.com.au/

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  20. Wow I love that fringe skirt you made! :) Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!! 



    Elle xoxo


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  21. beautiful pictures and amazing skirt! very nice idea!
    i am following back girls! you have amazing blog!
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  22. wow, this is so cute! thanks for the comment on my blog, yours is so lovely!
    liv xo

    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. wow, nice idea! :) i did the same thing, but with a my bracelet of material :)

    greetings :*

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  24. Sooo creative! I loved this post ;)
    xxx,
    http://evamilano.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Great diy, i'm gonna try it!
    I followed you back

    Xoxo

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  26. Such a nice outfit, you're so pretty!:) I absolutely love the skirt!
    xx Helmiina
    http://secretuntiltomorrow.blogspot.com

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  27. You look amazing dear!
    Gorgeous blog! Following on GFC and Bloglovin, hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  28. cute skirt
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  29. I love all your do it yourself work. Do u like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Let me know will love to follow back.
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  30. Wow, great idea * The skirt is fantastic *

    Kisses *

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  31. arrrw, very cute! ♥
    love your hair, btw:)

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  32. I like this, it's a great and creative idea :)
    Thank you for support, have a nice day, kisses

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  33. this turned out really well!!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  34. Oh my, this is such a fantastic DIY! Such lovely photos too!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  35. Gorgeous skirt - what a wonderful DIY!

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  36. ok i cant believe that was a diy because that turned out AMAZING! it looks store bought, it's such a clever idea. and i laughed at your pocahontas story haha i wouldve killed for a jacket like that in my younger days :)

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  37. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog:)

    You look amazing, love the skirt!

    X Camilla

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  38. beautiful pictures! :)

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. Great outfit, really love the skirt, what a great DIY!!! You look gorgeous!
    Love your blog!!

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  40. Wow,your skirt is just amazing,can't believe that you had made it !! Great blog,would you like to follow each other??

    -xxx-
    vivesolosondosdias.blogspot.com

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  41. Love that skirt my dear! I just moved to a new blog! please check out my blog and if you like it, please follow me on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin, I promise to do the same for you! xx
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  42. great DIY! loves the 20's influence

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  43. Amazing DIY!!! The results look beautiful....and so much fun :D lol
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  44. Thank you for following me, I follow you back on GFC and Bloglovin too, thank you! xx

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  45. Thanks for following me. Following back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  46. I love so much you're blog. I follow u.
    My name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

    Hope u follow back, dear :) :)

    A lot of kisses.
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  47. just a freakign fantastic blog! keep it up:0
    now following you, hope you do the same
    www.bammbroadcast.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. Such a great idea & super cute :)

    XO, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  49. What a great DIY! So cute and it doesn't look too difficult.

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  50. Wow, amazing skirt! Great DIY :) x

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  51. Great tutorial, am loving fringing right now so will definitely be trying this out :D

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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