+ DIY flirty trumpet skirt

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I’ve been spotting and craving these ruffle bottom skirts, aka trumpet or what have you, and have been obsessed. Enough to find hunt down some shiny, leopard printed jacquard and have a go at it. I found it pretty straight forward to make, with little fabric. Found it to be very pretty and a perfect addition to my fall wardrobe! By the way….if you are interested, I will post your tutorials or pictures of what you have made if you hash tag #diyfallwardrobe and @cottonandcurls on instagram! Can’t wait to see what you have all come up with! Follow my wardrobe making journey under that hashtag (as well as others) and here of course.
top: hm skirt: self-made necklace: thrifted shoes: steve madden

Supplies:
1.5 – 2 yards of medium or light weight woven or knit fabric.
invisible zipper (at least length from waist to biggest part of hips)
scissors
thread
sewing machine
pins
measuring tape

Instructions:
1. Cut out 3 pieces from the diagram below…the bigger you make it the better chance it will fit perfectly.
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2. Sew the pieces right sides together, putting it all into one strip. (like the top right picture)
3. Mark where the zipper will be (it must go past the widest part of your hips). Sew up from bottom of the skirt to the end of where the zipper will be. Make sure to sew on the line where you zipper will be sewn so it all lines up perfectly. OR sew the zipper in first, then sew up the bottom. Preference! I find the second way better, to do the zipper then sew up the bottom.
4. To sew in the zippers, first unzip the zipper, the take the front right zipper and put it on the front side, edge of the right piece. Then sew the zipper at least 5/8″ in. Repeat with the other side.
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5. Cut out a circle, using diagram below. I just use a flexible measuring ruler to to find out what the circumference is. Or you can use the equation —- circumference = pi/d  —– to get the diameter and radius (divide diameter by 2).
6. Sew the circle to the bottom of the skirt, right sides together. Iron.
7. Hem the bottom circle under by folding and sewing it under by a quarter inch.
8. Fold the top under by an inch or so after serging or ad a waistband. I just folded it under a quarter inch, ironed then folded under an inch then sewed.
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Comments

  1. Is the waist measurement supposed to be 1/3 of your waist length plus 2″ and then minus 3″ or plus 2 to 3″. Sorry if I’m coming across a little daft.

  2. I have one of these cute skirts, didn’t realise it was called a trumpet! Think I’ve just called it my flouncy hem skirt. Well from this day forward it is my trumpet skirt.
    helene@revival x

  3. I love the idea of this skirt. I have recently been thinking about making a dress in a similar fashion and I must say I feel quite reassured now that you find this type of skirt wearable.
    I feel you pick up on (your own) trends quite early in comparison to the rest of the blogging/ normal world.
    I’m usually not one to follow the latest fashion trends but rather wear what I really like. It’s just sort of comforting to know I won’t be alone wearing that design now.

  4. that skirt looks gorgeous on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

  5. you look awesome!! I was waiting your new post :)
    http://www.daybydaycreation.blogspot.com

  6. If I wanted to make this longer do you think it would be better to make the ruffle longer or the straight part of the skirt. I’m Mormon and I need hemlines to go a little longer for modesty’s sake :o)

  7. Hey Liz, this is Kathy. Very cute skirt. How about this one:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shirtsandtops/topsblouses/PRDOVR~04692/04692.jsp
    I know you can totally rock this one, and I hope you can see the link. Have a good one.

  8. Super stylish and lovely skirt! You look so pretty!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

  9. Very nice skirt! I’ve sewn a similar yet asymetical one with a stretchy fabric so that I could spend less time on the fit :-)
    (it´s on my tumblr LazerCraft.tumblr.com). I really like the finish of all your projects, so neat and classy.

  10. What a great skirt! Id love to try this in leather. I was wodering why you chose three panelled skirt instead of two? It looks really cool and I’ve never seen it done.

  11. Hi Liz, the fabric of ur skirt looks leather like!! Where u get the fabric?
    U look awesome!!

  12. Hi! Beautiful skirt! I don’t fully under re part where you cut out the circle then attach it. Are your cutting out a semicircle or cutting out a circle but on the fold to create an actual circle. What technique is then used to attach it and crest the trumpet? Thanks!

  13. Hi! Beautiful skirt! I don’t fully under re part where you cut out the circle then attach it. Are your cutting out a semicircle or cutting out a circle but on the fold to create an actual circle. What technique is then used to attach it and crest the trumpet? Thanks!

  14. Hi! Beautiful skirt! I don’t fully under re part where you cut out the circle then attach it. Are your cutting out a semicircle or cutting out a circle but on the fold to create an actual circle. What technique is then used to attach it and crest the trumpet?

  15. So sorry for duplicates!!! I kept getting error messages and didn’t realize they were all submitted.

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