Easy Vintage-Inspired Lace Skirt DIY

8 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy



Today I’m making a midi-length vintage-inspired lace skirt with a cotton fabric lining. I made this easy lace skirt with leftover fabric, so I mixed and matched my lace, which gives it a unique look. If you want to follow along as I create this beautiful skirt, keep reading.

Tools and materials:

  • 2 types of lace fabric
  • Lace trim
  • Elastic band
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger
Vintage lace skirt

Measure and mark

First, I took my hip measurements and decided how long I wanted the skirt to be. Then, I folded my fabric in half and marked the bottom edge of the skirt in an arc from the corner. I also marked an arc for the waistline, which I made wide enough to pull over my hips, since the waist will be elastic, anyway.

Easy lace skirt

Cut

Then I cut the fabric.

Make a lace skirt

Cut, sew, and gather

I cut strips of point d’esprit fabric and connected them with a french seam to make a strip that was 7 yards long. Then I ran a basting stitch along one edge of the fabric and pulled the threads at the end to gather it. 

How to make a lace skirt

Sew

Next, I sewed down the side seam of the skirt.

Sew a lace skirt

Pin and sew

Then I pinned the ruffle layer to the bottom edge of the skirt and sewed it down. 

How to sew a lace skirt

Pin and sew

I finished the edge of the ruffle with a lace trim which I pinned along the bottom edge and sewed down. 

Basic lace skirt

Make the lining

For the lining of the skirt, I used cotton fabric. For the top portion, I cut a piece of fabric to the length I wanted and with the same size waistline as the lace skirt, and sewed down the side seam. I also cut a long strip that I gathered on one edge to create a ruffle and sewed it to the bottom edge of the lining. 

lace skirt tutorial

Attach lining

Then I inserted the lining into the lace skirt and sewed them together around the waistline. 

Serge

For a clean finish, I serged any raw edges on the seam allowances. 

Cut and sew

I cut a piece of elastic that was long enough to fit snugly but comfortably around my waist and sewed the ends together.

Pin

Then I pinned the elastic to the top edge of the skirt at the quarter points.

Sew

To complete my vintage lack skirt, I sewed the elastic to the top edge of the skirt with a zigzag stitch, stretching the elastic between the pins as I sewed. 

This skirt is so flowy and feminine. I think it came out gorgeous. 


Did you find this lace skirt tutorial helpful? How would you style this skirt? 

Suggested materials:

  • Lace
  • Lace trim
  • Elastic band
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  • BELLE BELLE on Jun 14, 2021

    I LIKED THAT U USED COTTON FOR THE LINING.I LIV IN FL. & WEARING POLYESTER NEXT TO YOUR SKIN IS TOO HOT.NO POLY. SHIRTS EATHER.I WISH CLOTHING MANUFACTURES WOULD FIGURE THIS OUT.90° DAY NO WAY U CAN WEAR POLY.LIKE WEARING PLASTIC.

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