DIY Lace Layering Skirt

The moment I tried on this DKNY lace slip dress, I instantly fell in love and knew it would quickly become a wardrobe staple. I was mostly smitten with the extra wide lace trim that provided the perfect amount of transparency – so much so that I wanted one in white and ivory, in addition to the black. Surely there should be an easy way to recreate it with a simple slip and couple of yards of delightful lace trim. It turns out, even with my amateur sewing skills, it was 100% doable and I now can’t get enough of my new favorite layering piece.

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You’ll need:

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When picking a slip, make sure that the fabric isn’t too stretchy and that there aren’t any slits along the sides. Start by opening up one side of the slip using the seam ripper. You should end up with one large rectangular piece of fabric. Measure the bottom or the longest side.

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Take that measurement and cut that amount out of the Chantilly lace wider. If you search for “lace widers” online, you should find lace trims measuring about 14-16 inches in width. I love Chantilly lace because the pattern is so gorgeous and at least edge is beautifully scalloped or detailed. Pin the lace trim over the edge of the bottom of the skirt – with at least an inch overlap. It’s okay if this edge of the lace isn’t straight. Sew together using a fine machine needle and a zig zag stitch.

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Now that the lace is attached, line the vertical edges together – with the outside sides facing each other. Pin the edges together and sew with a straight seam.

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Trim away any loose threads and you’re done! Layer under an oversized sweater . . .

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And we dare you not to make another!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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53 Comments

  1. L-O-V-E

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  3. Namrata wrote:

    Must give this a try!

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  4. Great and creative idea!!
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  5. Iren wrote:

    WOW! Fantastic skirt!!!!!

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  6. Very inspiring DIY!
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  7. Jeanne wrote:

    Brilliant DIY and layering!
    ♥♥♥
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  8. Eden wrote:

    Love this idea, looks great!

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  9. Dominika wrote:

    It looks awesome! I will have to try this! I really like it! 🙂

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  10. LOVE this simple and chic lace skirt DIY! Might try it one of these weekends xx

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  11. Kristen wrote:

    Genius! Love it!

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  12. monisa wrote:

    You are doing a great job! 😀 Maybe you’ll like this video DIY Dress I 12 Stylish Ways to Wear Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lrx3lF1eOQ 😀

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  13. Lauren wrote:

    Looks fab! Great diy
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  14. Priscilla wrote:

    This is an awesome diy! 😉

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  15. Christine wrote:

    I love it! Where did you get the black lace?

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  16. Fenna wrote:

    Is it possible to do without the sewing machine??

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  17. sant singh wrote:

    great and creative style. I love it

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  19. Great Thinks. Thanks for share

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  20. What a great fashion item! I can’t believe it when i see the real skirt in real life. I like the idea and i will try to make a similar one.

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  21. Nora wrote:

    Great concept and design. I think another color will also match.

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  22. Zen wrote:

    Sweeeeeet!

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  23. Sarah Donawerth wrote:

    I love this! I recently bought a few yards of fabric just because it was cute and on sale, but I realized that I really wanted to make a maxi out of it and I didn’t have enough. This has given me new inspiration for my dress. It will end up being a short summer dress, but I can lengthen it with a lace curtain that I picked up at a thrift store. It will add the length I want without having to track down more of that clearance fabric! Perfect idea! Thanks!

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  24. afmu wrote:

    Very useful DIY. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. turn neon wrote:

    I really like this lace layering skirt. Wonderful DIY. Just love this. I really want to try this. Thank you for sharing it.

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  27. Gems wrote:

    These are great and creative style. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Creative yet so easy to do!

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  29. i love your Idea

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  30. Wow, its incredible

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  31. Shaily wrote:

    Looks nice, but i think you should be an expert in stitching if you want just like that

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  32. g wrote:

    hi! I dont know if you are aware of this but this site completely copied your tutorial!!! http://www.styleloft.co.vu/2015/05/we-are-organising-do-it-yourself.html or maybe one of you is named Ramya but your instagram account says you are Erica and Lauren.

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  33. Just Amazing Erica !!
    What a great skirt !! Especially look more beautiful from bottom transparent !! Just amazing

    Thumbs up For amazing Work.

    Regards
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  34. Sarah wrote:

    Simply Loved that skirt!! I loved your idea..Great job!

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  35. I love this so much! I had to make sure to pin it to my Pinterest so I can come back to it!!
    Thank you!

    Sincerely Miss J
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  36. chreese wrote:

    im 50. can i wear this? pls say yesssssss. 🙂

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  37. Very creative lace layering skirts you have shared. I love most that black one. Great skirt style. Thanks a lot.

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  38. Gems wrote:

    Beautiful Dress i really like this

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    Nice Design
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  41. Meena wrote:

    Very inspiring and even looks good. Very good DIY.

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  42. Choi Minzi wrote:

    Oh my goodness!! I ADORE this!! My great grandfather always had a handkerchief and it’s one of those personal things that really means a lot to me (and definitely came in handy!) And this is such a cute way to incorporate it into todays style. Definitely doing this!!

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  43. riya wrote:

    Great concept and design. I think another color will also match.

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  44. Dave Hall wrote:

    Great concept and design. Very inspiring and even looks good!!
    buy dress material online

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  45. Karma wrote:

    Nice Designs and Very beautiful Clothing Style Love it…

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