Check Out This DIY Plaid Skirt Revamp

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1 Hour

I love a good fashion revamp! I had a plaid midi skirt that I just never wore anymore. Plaid is so in right now so rather than getting rid of the skirt, ai decided to totally transform it into the most on-trend and gorgeous mini skirt. This project was so much fun and was easy to do as well. I absolutely love the end result and this mini skirt has totally become one of my closet favorites! If you want to learn the ins and outs of this fashion DIY, follow my simple step-by-step tutorial below.

Tools and materials:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pins
  • Pinking shears
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
Plaid mini skirt

To get started on this amazing transformation, I marked on the skirt where I would later cut. It’s so important to choose a length that is perfect for you and one that you’re comfortable wearing. 

Cut the skirt

It’s pretty easy to cut plaid since there is already a line to guide you, but I made sure to cut across my marked line just in case my eyes averted. 

Cut in half
Cut the skirt in half

Once I had the perfect length, I made sure the skirt was right sides together and lined up the button with the buttonhole. I then cut the skirt in half.

Pin the skirt

I laid the two pieces, right sides together, and pinned the one side. 

DIY plaid skirt

For this next step, I hopped over to my sewing machine and sewed a basting stitch. I like to baste first so that it’s easier to change if there are any mistakes. 

Sew the side seam

After the baste stitch, I tried on the skirt to make sure it had the right fit. It seemed perfect so I sewed it together properly. I also backstitched the top and bottom of the side so that it would be secure and hold nicely. 

Press the seam

In the next step, I pressed the seam open. This step may seem simple, but it definitely made the end result look a whole lot more professional! 

Cut the excess fabric
Cut with pinking shears

I then cut the excess fabric off of the seam with pinking shears. In retrospect, I should have done this before sewing but you live and you learn. The pinking shears definitely helped give this cute skirt a cleaner finish. 

Press the hem

I took the iron and pressed the hem from one side to the other. The plaid gave me perfect lines to follow so pressing with the iron was a lot easier. 

Sew the hem

Pressing the skirt definitely helped hold the fabric when it was time to sew the hem. I could sew the skirt open because it has a button-up front which was definitely easier than sewing a closed skirt. Once I had hemmed, I pressed the skirt to give it a nice, clean finish. 

DIY plaid mini skirt

I am in love with this mini plaid skirt! How would you style this piece? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Nikki Nikki on Dec 06, 2020

    you have nailed the sexy school girl look

    very cute transformation 👍