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DIY - bandage skirt

April 16, 2011

Two weeks ago, Penguin and I have been browsing through our favorite shops. It was during the time we had a spontaneous trip to Hong Kong and payed H&M a visit. One thing that particularly caught me after going through the new stuff at H&M, Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, and Stradivarius were bandage skirts. I was seeing them everywhere, and in different bold colors! I was holding myself from buying as I thought all of those that I saw were completely off my price range (cos honestly, I thought a bandage skirt shouldn't cost more than HKD $50). But I wanted one! I really did. So I went up to Pierre and said "Know what Babe, I can make one of these..."... and yes you can guess, I did! The following day, I went out with Chezka fabic hunting. I found this amazing stretch fabric in bold pink and made the skirt out of it. As you can see in my pictures, I'm already wearing it. Can you believe that I saved $100 with this project? The skirt I was about to buy at Pull&Bear cost $120 while my fabric only cost me $20!

Now I'm making today's post extra special because aside from ranting about my newly created bandage skirt, I'm posting here how I made it! This officially my first DIY post! If you'd like to try and make this skirt yourself



BANDAGE SKIRT STEP by STEP TUTORIAL

YOU NEED:
- Stretch Fabric (1.5 yards)
- Sewing equipment
- Pins, scissors, measuring tape
Step 1: Cut strips of fabric according to your waist/hip measurement (add at least extra 1 inch for allowance. Mine was 13 inches since I measured my waist as 24, double it + 1 inch sewing allowance). The fabric is supposed stretchy so you don't have to worry of exact measurements.
Step 2: After cutting the strips (I did 4 pieces but you can make more or less as you like, depending on how long you'll want the skirt to be), pin the edges of what's supposed to be the inner part of the fabric.
Step 3: Continue doing step 2 until you have all the strips joined together.

Step 4: Set your sewing machine (see image)
Step 5: Sew along! Make sure you sew straight as it will not look good on the outside if you don't.


See photo above, this is how your fabric should look on what's supposed to be the outer part of the skirt.
Step 6: Take both ends of the fabric and sew them together from the inner part (see photo)
Viola! That's your bandage skirt!


Anyhow, I'm sorry if that was a lousy tutorial. It's my first time so please bear with me. But I promise I'll do better next time, which means, yes, I'll be doing more soon! For now, if you're really interested in doing this or my previous DIY's that I wasn't able to put up a tutorial, feel free to send me a message via "Contact Carla", and I would be so glad to help you or give you a tutorial on how I made them. 

I leave you with this and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on my bandage skirt and first ever tutorial!
Have a great weekend darlings!

 Cheers, 
 Carla Violet 

 On me: 
 Skirt: made by me 
 Blazer: local store, China 
 Wedges: gift from Penguin 
 Top: Esprit 
 Bag: Stradivarius 
 Ring: H&M 
 Sunnies: Courtesy of Cristina 

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51 comments

  1. I love your DIY skirt! Your blog is so cute too. From now on I'll be reading your blog :)

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  3. well done,I must buy a skirt that color & another one in orange!

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  4. love the shirt... and love your DIY project posts!!

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  5. So cute! I love the color. I want one too!

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  6. i totally love your style!!! and i love you DIY projects!! i read where u said u didnt really want to do many of these....but i think you should! they are soo inspiring and great!! love the outfit...but when dont i lol
    Liz

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  7. beautiful skirt and i need your shoes! ronan x

    ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  8. love this DIY Carla! I want to make one for myself too! :) Iwanna go to Macau! haha! It looks pretty there! :)

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  9. omg i'm from HK!! Gorgeous skirt! Love it, and I followed you.

    Visit me! Lots of love

    www.fantailflo.com

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  10. i'd love to try this diy. i covet the color of the bandage skirt and the wedges. :)

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  11. love the overall look gurr!! Looking gorgeous as always!! and BTW u should help me design a skirt next time!! I adore u for being such a creative designer! a true artist indeed! I'm such a proud friend.. :))

    tinypieceof-me.blogspot.com

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  12. Great job! It looks great! Love your outfit!
    Thanks for your comment!
    Maybe we can follow each other?
    http://www.fashuhneestah.com/

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  13. That is one hot skirt, you picked the right color. And bravo for having superb DIY skills! You look really pretty in that outfit.

    Mars of fashion insouciance

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  14. i lvoe ur skirt ^^ nice tutorial! and i love the colour of it :3

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  15. On the right side of my DIY blog is a gadget which you can use to translate my whole blog in English!

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  16. Great skirt! Your really getting into DIY!

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing pics ♥ I love your skirt :)

    Bisous
    Yu'

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  18. thanks for you comment :)
    and this skirt is amazing !!!
    xoxo
    http://fromvillageintolife.blogspot.com/

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  19. beautiful skirt!!!!Bautiful outfit!Kiss

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  20. Wow! That's so cute! You are awesome at DIYs!

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  21. Ooh it's the perfect colour for the summer. Also LOVE your wedges.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Feel free to follow and we can carry on chatting x

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  22. beautiful skirt! Great job - and I love the color too!

    Amber
    Ambersmouthwash

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  23. ah the pink skirt and that blue jacket is a perfect color combination. above all that, the jacket looks phenomenal because of that adorable and feminine shape. the shoulders are so interesting and i like the big buttons. the shoes are perfect.

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  24. ah the pink skirt and that blue jacket is a perfect color combination. above all that, the jacket looks phenomenal because of that adorable and feminine shape. the shoulders are so interesting and i like the big buttons. the shoes are perfect.

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  25. amazing skirt!

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  26. That skirt is incredible! Well done on making it yourself!

    Leia

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  27. wow that skirt is DIY? amazing honey cos i totally love it. xo

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  28. ♥nice post.)) love your blog♥

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  29. you look hot in pink :) Need to DIY one soon too :P

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  30. this skirt looks so good on you!!

    following your blog, visit mine

    http://timeless-is-more.blogspot.com/

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  31. oh i love your skirt you did a awesome job on it!! and those wedges are so adorable :)

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  32. that is such a great skirt!
    you're so great can make it by yourself!
    love the whole outfit.

    stainsintheuniform.blogspot.com

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  33. you're a genius!!!!

    http://hippiegonemad.blogspot.com/

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  34. nice job on your first DIY post...
    i'm definitely loving the skirt :)

    eclectic du jour

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  35. I'm in love with this skirt !!
    great outfit :)

    xx
    www.simplebutreal.com

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  36. Love that you did this yourself! It's a great skirt, perfect color! And that jacket and those shoes are fantastic!!!

    Claire @
    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  37. really cool outfit girl:) hope you had a great weekend!

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  38. I'm in love with your look! And the skirt is so pretty, you're an artist!! I'll follow you^^

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  39. Love the pop of bright pink! I am super into random neon colors in an otherwise neutral outfit. Looks great on you! xo

    strawberry freckleface

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  40. Simply fabulous pink skirt! Just found your blog off another fashion site, love your style! Please swing by my blog if you have time. I have a new post up about Nautical Fashion trends.

    Following you, follow back? :)

    xoxo

    www.bouffantsandbarnacles.com

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  41. oh i love PURPLE too... thanks for the lovely comment.. we should follow each others blog then!! haha
    what do you say?

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  42. fashion indie and i did Carla Violet!!! well let me tell you one thing though... dont tell it to any Marc Jacobs person e.g ME i will spot you on your fashion lie! haha lots of love:)

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  43. Your DIY skirt is perfect! I really need to try to do something like that! :)

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  44. Girl, the skirt is just PERFECT ♥♥♥ :)

    xx
    lmc

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  45. Please tell me what type of spandex is that. I want to make my own bandage skirt too :)

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  46. Beautiful blog, good writing, informative words, this is what i wanted good work :) Cashmere Ponchos

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  47. Very interesting. The best online store for women clothes for me is http://www.missholly.com.au/bandage-skirt/
    I have bought most of my clothes from there. Greetings!

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