How to DIY a Cute Adidas Dupe Jacket and Skirt Set

by ModernModiste
13 Materials
8 Hours

I have a great thrift flipping tutorial for you today!

I've loved the Adidas jacket and skirt set by Danielle Cathari for a long time and I finally decided to make my own version.

I thrifted three sweatshirts and a hoodie in shades of pink and one in white. I used a self-drafted pattern.

To create your own pattern, simply trace around a hoodie and a skirt that are the fit you're after.

Tools and materials:

  • 5 thrifted sweatshirts
  • Jacket zipper
  • 4 packs fleece binding
  • Self-drafted/commercial pattern
  • Scrap fabric for pockets
  • 2 inch wide elastic
  • Safety pin
  • Fabric marker
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Hump jumper (optional)
  • Sewing machine
  • Zipper foot

1. Basic method

All the main pieces of the skirt and jacket set are made in the same way.

Fabric pieces

Cut straight-edged pieces from the sweatshirts in various sizes. 

Arrange them on the paper pattern sections.

Adding strips

Sew three strips of the fleece binding to some of the fabric patches by stitching around all four edges.

Joining pieces

Join the fabric pieces together with a straight stitch.

Finish the raw edges with a zigzag stitch and topstitch the seams on the right side.

Pattern piece

Cut out the individual pattern pieces from the patchwork fabric panels.

Assembling the jacket

2. Assemble the jacket

Cut two jacket fronts and two sleeves. Cut out the back on the fold.

Assembling the jacket

Join the fronts to the back at the shoulders, with right sides facing.

Pinning and sewing sleeves into armholes

Pin and sew the sleeves into the armholes.

Pinning and sewing sleeves into armholes

Sew the side and sleeve seams, from the armholes to the edges.

Adding collar

3. Add collar

Mark out and cut a rectangle on the fold of a sweatshirt sleeve, the length of the neckline by the height of the collar, plus a seam allowance.


Sew one edge of the collar to the neckline with right sides facing.

Inserting zipper

4. Insert the zipper

Pin the zipper on to the jacket fronts, from just above the finished depth of the collar to 2.25 inches above the lower edge.

Sew, using a zipper foot.

Fold the zipper to the inside of the jacket and top stitch close to the edge on the right side. Use a hump jumper if you have one.

Adding cuffs

5. Add cuffs

Cut the cuffs off one of the sweatshirts with a quarter inch seam allowance.

Pin them to the sleeve edges with right sides facing, lining up the side seams.

Sew in place with a zigzag stitch, stretching the cuffs to fit as you sew.

Completing the collar

6. Complete the collar

Fold under the side edges of the collar and fold the collar to the inside. Turn under the raw edge and pin in place.

Sew the long edge in place by stitching in the ditch on the right side. Hand sew the side edges to the zipper tape.


7. Waistband

Turn up a double hem at the lower edge of the jacket, by half an inch and 2.25 inches. Sew in place with a straight stitch.


Cut the elastic to fit snugly around your waist and feed it through the casing, using a safety pin.

Pin the elastic in place on each side. 


Mark two inches from the zipper edge along the top of the waistband on both sides. Stitch up to this mark from the lower edge. 

Sew two rows of stitching on the waistband between the marks, stretching the elastic as you sew.

Fold in the side edges and hand sew to the zipper tape.

Making skirt pieces

8. Make the skirt pieces

Assemble the panels for the skirt in the same way as for the jacket.

Check that the top edge of each panel is half your waist measurement plus a seam allowance.

Side pockets and hem

9. Side pockets and hem

Cut four pocket bags from thinner scrap fabric.

Sew one pocket to each side seam on the front and back, with right sides together.

Side pockets and hem

Pin the two skirt panels and pocket bags together with right sides facing.

Sew the side seams with a zigzag stitch, sewing around the pocket bags.

Turn the pockets to the inside and top stitch around the opening.

Turn up and sew a double hem around the lower edge of the skirt.


10. Waistband

Cut the ribbed waistband from one of the sweatshirts. Trim it to just above the seam.

Cut a piece of elastic to fit your waist and overlap and stitch the ends.


Sandwich the elastic inside the waistband and pin and sew to your skirt on the right side.

DIY jacket and skirt set

DIY jacket and skirt set

DIY jacket and skirt set

This jacket and skirt set turned out exactly as I wanted. I did think about adding pockets to the jacket but when I tried them they didn’t look right. It’s something you may want to do though. 

If you’ve seen a design that you’d like me to try making, let me know in the comments and I’ll give it a go!

Check out my post on How to DIY a Super Cozy Hoodie.

Suggested materials:
  • 5 thrifted sweatshirts
  • Jacket zipper
  • 4 packs fleece binding
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