Tuesday, 30 June 2015

DIY Disney Tsum Tsum Skirt


Now I'm not claiming to be the next Coco Chanel when it comes to making clothes, but I did study textiles at university and I like to think I'm naturally creative, so when I ordered this tsum tsum fabric from Etsy recently my creative juices were flowing thinking about what I could make with it. Unfortunately I don't have my sewing machine or mannequin with me in London as I don't have enough space, so I keep them at my parents house, which limited me a bit on what I could make! But I wasn't going to let that stand in my way so I got out my needle and thread.

Honestly this only took me about an hour and a half to make (and it would be much quicker if you have a sewing machine!). I didn't follow a pattern as I never do when I make clothes, I'm more of a 'just go for it and see how it turns out' kinda girl. I picked up a couple of things from the haberdashery (which by the way are really hard to find in West London! I usually go to one when I visit my parents up north) and in total everything only cost me about £15, with £12.50 of that being the material, so not bad really. To make life a little easier I used hemming web for the bottom hem as I didn't have a sewing machine.

What I used...
Tsum Tsum fabric
 Thick black elastic
  Hemming web
  Pins
  Needle & black thread
  Iron
  Scissors

The steps I took...
  Iron fabric to remove creases
  Measure elastic around your waist for the waistband
  Cut elastic and sew together at each end (overlap a bit for strength)
  Measure material for length and width - the easiest way to do this is just wrap it round yourself and pin it
  Cut material and ensure you have some room at the bottom for the hem
  Cut hemming tape to same width as skirt
  Insert hemming tape into fold at bottom of skirt and seal with a hot iron - leave to sit for 10 mins
  Attach fabric to elastic waistband with pins - make sure you add enough pleats so that you can get your skirt on and off easily and the elastic isn't restricted! (I'll admit mine was a bit tight!!)
  Once you're happy with the size and the pleats then sew the skirt and elastic together
  Finally sew up the seam at the back


Is anyone else a bit Tsum Tsum obsessed at the moment?!

25 comments:

  1. Thats amazing that you made it yourself! Love the pattern :) xx
    Chasing Belle

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    1. Aw thank you :) how cute is the tsum tsum fabric! x

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  2. This is too adorable! I'll have to attempt a skirt myself after browsing on Etsy for cute fabrics. Love it!!

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    1. There are so many lovely fabrics on Etsy, I could buy so many and just sit and make skirts and dresses all day! x

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  3. I can't believe you made this skirt yourself, it's both amazing AND crafty! You look adorable, that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! xxxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like the post! :) x

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  4. Ahh this is a beautiful creation! Love it!!
    Jennie Emma
    xxx

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  5. Wow that's so cute and creative! I adore tsum tsums and I have a medium Stitch but I desperately want them to come out with a large Dumbo, how cute is he?!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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    1. Ahh I know what you mean I really want a medium Daisy but they don't make her, why?! :( stitch is super cute I need to get the mini stitch for my little collection x

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  6. I always wish I could give making clothes a go but I'm too impatient!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. It can be stressful especially if I'm using a sewing machine and it keeps getting jammed! This skirt wasn't too bad to make though :) x

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  7. wow,this is amazing and it's absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented xx

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    1. Thank you so much that's very sweet :) x

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  8. I love the shape of skirt that this creates! Might have to try it sometime soon :')

    katiegoodluck.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah the shape is pretty cool isn't it! I think it's because the material is so thick so it pleated well and looks a bit sticky out. I was going to add net under it originally but didn't need to in the end as the shape was nice already x

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  9. Omg this is so cute =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks glad you like it, I try to make everything in life cute! haha x

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  10. This is such a kawaii DIY, I really need to make one of these skirts, sooo cute :) x

    vvnightingale.com

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    1. It was so easy to make! I thought I might get frustrated as I hadn't done any sewing in ages but I actually found it quite relaxing :) x

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  11. I used to love making my own clothes. I studied textiles for A Level and really enjoyed it. You’ve done a great job. xx

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Aw thank you :) yeah I studied textiles at uni as I needed to do something creative and I love making things x

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  12. gorgeous hair <3

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