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Quick DIY: scalloped hem suede skirt

Sep 21, 2016

Summer is (almost) coming to an end but last weekend it was such a great weather that I could wear a skirt with bare legs. Temperatures are slowly dropping so this suede skirt was a good choice for this transitional period. It seems, I can’t get the last spring/summer collection from former Dior designer Raf Simons out of my head. Especially the beautiful crisp white tops and skirts/shorts with the scalloped hems were on my DIY wish list to re-create. It looked so fresh and new. Good for my wallet: cheaper versions are everywhere but rather re-creating this myself.

I’m not a huge fan of wearing really short skirts and although I love the white batiste fabric used in the original designs…I don’t think it’s really a good idea to wear white with my puppy dog. (Well I know for sure that’s a bad idea) Beside the dog it seems to be my second nature to get stains everywhere.(toothpaste/coffee/tea/dogpaws/chocolate/lipgloss/chocolate you name it)

I found my old green suede skirt when “wandering” through my closet. One of my favorite hobbies in my spare time 😉 I own this piece for more than 10 years now and I still love the color, shape and the beautiful embroidered flower. However, the skirt is a bit too long and I decided to shorten it. Suede is easy to cut and doesn’t need a seam. A perfect item for this DIY! And the good news is: the whole project didn’t cost me more than 10 minutes.

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What you need:

  • An old skirt, suede or leather is the best option for this DIY. Check out your local thriftstore to find one
  • Scissors
  • A piece of firm paper, is used photo paper
  • Pencil and/or pen
  • A shape for creating the scalloped pattern (I used a coffee cup)

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How to make:

Draw the outlines of your coffee cup in order to create your template

Studio Upnorth scalloped hem suede skirt how to make

Cut out the shape and put the template on the edges of the skirt. Make sure the fabric is flat. Use your pen or pencil to draw the

scalloped shape. Use your fabric scissors, to cut along the edges and that’s it! Your own scalloped hem skirt is ready…

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Guus is always there to support 😉

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Feeling comfy in my soft suede skirt and white sneakers and need to clean my green tiles in the garden 🙂

Let me know if you love this scalloped hem skirt and how you wear yours!