DIY Bubble Hem Skirt

DIY Bubble Hem Skirt
By now you know I absolutely love pleats, ruffles and exaggeration so when I saw this adorable  Lanvin Pique scuba jersey skirt I fell in love.  In the spirit of re-creation I whipped together my affordable version with a high waist and and partially exposed zipper.  Using New Look 6003 pattern view E and a medium weight jersey.  The following pattern alterations were performed:

-Removed 4.5 inches from the bottom of the pattern
-Cut two 63×8.5 inch pieces of fabric, interface both pieces and sew them together to create the bubble hem with structure.  Prior to attaching, baste the top edge of the hem and pull the front piece of basted thread to create the ruffled effect.
Attached the bubble hem by placing the fabric on the top of the bottom edge of the skirt to keep the edge of the bubble hem exposed.
-Added a 9.5 inch zipper
-Added a 3.5 inch waist

Skirt- DIY
Top- Ann Taylor dress worn as a top
Clutch- Bottega Veneta
Heels- Lanvin
Earrings- DIY
Bangles- AV Max
Cuff-Jose & Maria Barrera similar version here



  1. Anonymous
    June 20, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    OMG I just pinned that Lanvin skirt last night. You are the bomb. Please tell me your going to add this to your Etsy store???

    • July 24, 2013 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I'm going to make it with a different fabric and add it for Fall.

  2. kimmie J.
    June 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    I love this, so pretty

    • July 24, 2013 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you Kimmie

  3. Anonymous
    June 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    I agree with @DaResint1 beautiful as usual.

  4. June 20, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    Amazing likeness! FYI you are my sewing inspiration

    • July 24, 2013 / 5:48 pm

      Awww thank you 🙂

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