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15 Sep

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I am back from my long vacation and ready to get back to DIYing. I hope everyone had a lovely summer break as well! Fall is almost here and this DIY will help you transition easily from summer to fall. I picked up this beautiful embroidered mesh fabric and created a full midi skirt from it in this DIY. Since the mesh is very sheer, I wore a basic fitted short skirt underneath. I used a black one as I wanted the gold embroidery to stand out. I love the covered top and see-through bottom effect. I paired the skirt with a crop top here which is more spring/summer than fall but I have seen some fun ways to wear the same see-through midi on the fall 2014 runways. It seems like the midi is continuing to stay on trend for spring 2015 as well so this will be one very versatile DIY skirt!

Creating this full midi skirt is very simple as long as you take the waist and skirt length measurements correctly. I did not use any patterns to create it. The steps in this video tutorial are closest to how I created mine. I used faux leather for the waist band and along the zipper as it adds some structure to the light-weight mesh.

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I can’t wait to wear it out one of these days and I will be sure to Instagram it when I do. Until next time, get your creative fix and stay HIGH on DIY!

All images by HIGHonDIY. Photo credits to my awesome brother, thank you.

high on PORCELAIN PRINT SKIRT diy

17 Feb

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When I saw the Roberto Cavalli’s Resort 2013 collection, I was instantly in love with the porcelain inspired blue and white floral prints. Looking back, Rodarte’s Spring 2011 and Preen’s Pre-Fall 2012, among others, had pieces with similar prints. Of course, there was also the Oscar de la Renta gown created specially for Vogue 2006 September issue. Kristen Dunst poses as Mary Antoinette in the amazing shot by Annie Leibovitz.

I had been wondering how to find a similar print fabric to DIY a dress or a skirt.  Then I came across this strapless dress at H&M from their 2012 Blue Crush Collection that reminded me of the porcelain inspired floral print. It was in the clearance section for only $7! I am not a big fan of strapless dresses but I bought it anyways. Today’s DIY will show you how to turn a strapless dress into a skirt in two easy steps.

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You’ll need:

  • A Strapless Dress
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread (In a color close to the fabric’s)

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Step 1: Measure 1 inch above the waist on the strapless dress and cut off the top portion of the dress.

Step 2: On the skirt section of the dress, fold the 1 inch inward and iron. Then secure it with pins and sew around the skirt making sure not to hide the zippers at the ends.

Then you have a high waist skirt from a strapless dress in a beautiful blue and white porcelain inspired floral print!

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I am really happy with the result especially because it only cost me $7 to recreate a look inspired from the runways. Thanks to DIY fashion! If you have a favorite before and after DIY, I would love to see. So please share them in the comments! To keep up with some of my other inspirations, follow along on Pinterest. Until next time, get your creative fix & stay HIGH on DIY!

Inspo images via Style.com & Vogue.com. Rest of the images by HIGH on DIY.