September 19, 2012

D I Y / DIY Folded Foil Skirt

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During a session of shopping at the hardware store I came across some rolls of silver and gold metallic insulating foil.
I imagined NASA using this material for space suits but saw more of a skirt opportunity for my non-austronaut self.

01. Take a piece of foil long enough to almost go around your waist twice and glue it together (metallic against metallic) creating a tube.
02. Put on the soon to be skirt and make sure the 'back seam' you just glued together is in the exact middle of your back. Now create two large pleats at the front making the skirt tighter.
03. Fold the pleats over inwards and with a pen draw their outline. (Can be easily removed afterwards)
04. Take off the skirt, fold it back using the drawn outlines as a guideline and glue some strong velcro on the inside of the folds.

Honestly, working with this material was a real pain in the ass. I failed at my first attempt to make a skirt out of it. This foil can't be stitched, the inside can't be glued, it is very stiff but at the same time very delicate, though I love the final outcome. I think I will remake this skirt in another stiff, but more manageable material like neoprene or leather.

131 comments:

FashionCrush said...

It looks nice
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Edye and Martyn said...

wow! just perfect!
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Diana Teodoro said...

Wow super cool idea. It looks so chic and expensive.;)
Love,
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HONEY said...

love the idea! i have a similar fabric at home, will def try it out!

adela chloe said...

basically all your DIYs are in my bookmarks.
this is genius! and totally deserves a try-out.

joanna roars said...

Good idea to made a skirt! I love so called future clothes! You look great! :)

frida said...

wow!

Sharon said...

Wat een ontzettend gaaf idee!

Maar hoe doe je hem dan aan/uit?





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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

@Sharon; Velcro is klittenband, zoals je waarschijnlijk al weet kan je dat vats maken en weer los maken ;)

Blue is in Fashion this Year said...

I keep it short: GREAT!

Luba Dimitrova said...

Great DIY idea !

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Nomadic D. said...

Seriously, only you would come up with this galactic hardware fashion and make it look so good.

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Astrid B. said...

Brilliant!

Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

This DIY is beyond fantastic! The outcome is simply stunning, it looks better than any metallic skirt I've ever seen! Absolutely fabulous!

Nádia said...

This idea is amazing and the result looks so unique <3


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Zsú said...

looks great but very uncomfortable!

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Joy | JUSTLIKESUSHI.COM said...

Great skirt! Also the fact that you made use of velcro which makes this diy super easy! Maybe i'm gonna try this one with some (faux)leather material!


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Duck said...

Such a simple but amazing idea. It definitely would look great in neoprene too.

MarieAntoinette said...

Great idea :D

Viviana said...

The result is amazing, a perfect piece for this futuristic winter. But I was just asking, how can you put it on and off if it's glued back? Is that material kind of elastic?

Opposite lipstick said...

love!
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Sophia said...

Mindblowingly amazing! I love your diys so much. <3

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aDeLiNe said...

WOW!

Stephanie said...

Different but cool (;

/ Stephanie

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Candy said...

God I love your DIYs. This is so sick!

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Domonique Wilson said...

Absolutely adore this, shame it was a bit of a nightmare to work with!

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x

Fashiable said...

Heel heel tof dit!

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Rebecca said...

The cloth house in London has some good metalic fabrics! (I did the same and got my mum to sew me a skirt aha)

Love that calvin klein jumper! Where did you find it?

shakila j said...

you are soo inspiring! i love to see your posts everyday X

Thomas Franssen said...

Hallo!
Ik heb onlangs een blog aangemaakt en ik zou het leuk vinden als je even een kijkje nam.
Het blog gaat over het studentenleven.
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Groeten

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Lara Maria said...

omg ur just brillaint girl

Je suis Sophie said...

super! echt geniaal gewoon!

x Sophie

. Omrvinka . said...

that's gorgeous idea ! and you look great .

erle una said...

Ivania.. Your style is so unique and truly amazing!!!
You're the best inspiration ever and every time I click myself into your blog it's just heaven.. Every post is just the most perfect thing! And every post gets better and better. I don't know how you do it, but you do it.. Thank you so much for blogging here! It makes my day so amazing <3

Melissa Gatchalian said...

This is genius! <3

Justalazymorning said...

lovely idea!!

Dominika said...

wow, genius

Jan said...

Haha supergaaf idee!

Vanessa - PureGlam.tv said...

What a great outfit idea.... love it!

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 Crystallography said...

you are actually brilliant. a genius. you can take anything and make it look good, x

Andy Torres said...

Absolutely brilliant idea dear! I just posted a photo of us together on instagram but I couldn't find your instagram account so I could tag you as well, Do you have one?

Xx
A

olindastyle said...

Love, love, love your skirt! You look stunning!
Huge hugs from a spanish follower, blogger and architect!
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ASH said...

wicked idea!

Laura said...

I love it. You have the best DIY ideas!

j. said...

amazing skirt, very intergalactic love it!!

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Milex said...

seriously this is amazing!

Marina :) said...

Love it!

Pat said...

Adorable! Each of your DIYs are so interesting and smart!

nataliya said...

still...this is amazing!!! such a cool idea you come up with the best diy's!!!!!

nataliya
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Camilla said...

I will defo be trying this with leather!

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Heather said...

WHAT!?!?! This is so freaking amazing! I don't even know where to begin! I might have to steal this and try it out myself!

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Fabliha said...

so beautiful :) your creativity never ceases to amaze me <3 xx

PrncszTffny said...

this is just brilliant! omg



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Olivia said...

awesome!

christian said...

Jij hebt altijd zulke gave dingen!!
Echt props!
xo



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Her Persona said...

totally cool


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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

this is incredible! love it!!

duckalicious said...

once again, I'm impressed.

RAYNE said...

Even though you say it's difficult to work with it looks incredible!

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Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

I think I'll be trying this out, in another material! OR maybe shorts instead...

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Isabell said...

I love this skirt so much <3

Nina Papaioannou said...

Unbelievable how you made a piece of foil look like high fashion skirt!!! Congratulations!
xxx
Nina
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COMPOSITION TWO said...

a stunning idea! it looks great and really professional. a great advise, thanks!

Daisy Nguyen said...

Cute idea, but I think it would be too bulky with that fabric! Maybe a thinner fabric would work better.

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Mira said...

Well done and so creative. The skirt look fabulous :D


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Karina De Jesus said...

GENIUS. I love the way it looks with this fabric, too bad it was such a pain to make it.

melissa said...

very creative, it would just be hard to actually wear it or sit down on it ;) But love the concept & your mind is just always running with great ideas. Truly an inspiration!

Diana said...

You're unbelievable woman!! :)

CC said...

just amazing! ♥ your ideas are out of this world gurrrl!!


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xx

A La Mode said...

This is the coolest DIY ever! I want one!!! x

Andrea said...

looove it!!!

ADELINA ALEXANDER said...

Brilliant!!!
xo

Laura said...

AMAZING DIY!!! I need your brain! (in a non-freaky way obviously, haha!) x

Lisa Jay said...

even though it was hard work the final outcome looks absolutely flawless :-)

Valentina said...

I admire your creative spirit!!!

Anonymous said...

You are killing me. Amazing.

Alicia N. said...

I love your sense of creativity, you are a total genius. You amaze me and you're so inspiring. :)

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Stephanie G said...

this is really creative, and you totally pull off this skirt! maybe duct tape might work? x

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AD+SH DIY Fashion Blog said...

This is fantastic!!! Love it, looks amazing.

FASHION ICE said...

you always come up with the most awesome and clever diys! love it

J. said...

You are brilliant I could never come up with such clever things :D

Xeana said...

Great idea! It is so simple, but it looks so stylish!

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Maria said...

Wow. This is really cool ! Maybe I should try this DIY.

Check out my blog:
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xoxo Maria

Kim said...

Super! Wat ben je toch ook creatief, geweldig!!

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Vienna Wedekind said...

that look sooo good, I’d never thought you can
make such stunning clothes out of silver foil!

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Vienna Wedekind said...

that look sooo good, I’d never thought you can
make such stunning clothes out of silver foil!

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emily said...

This is so, so pretty! I love the clean design you gave it (of course) and the color/texture of the foil is perfect.

paige said...

Wow a really innovative design love it! i like the way the skirt pleats at the front as well!

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That Turnip said...

Wait, how did you get out of the dress without destroying it??????

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Line Waldemar said...

So creative! Looks lovely :)

the white ribbon said...

Even though I think that material was quite a challenging it looks AMAZING! xx

Fabita Punk said...

Very original like always :) Great Job


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Francesca Rose said...

This is so sci-fi and amazing!!

Francesca xo
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Laura L. said...

Haha thats so nice!!

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Jenaly Enns said...

wow. love that skirt and how you made it!!!

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Gloria Agostina said...

Wow...crazy idea! but i like it :)
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Isabelle said...

It looks like a 'stand up all day' skirt, but it looks so great!!

Sharon said...

@Ivania Aah, nu snap ik het met het klittenband!
Heel slim en creatief bedacht!
Maar dat zijn al je DIY's wel ;)




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Me Gusta o No Me Gusta said...

This is absolutely amazing!
I will surely try to acomplish myself!
Hope it ends as good as yours!

Love your minimalist style.

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Lulu Frances said...

you are so crazily creative *.* i love your style so so sooo much! even if i don't dress like you at all! tell me if you ever plan on selling these kind of skirts haha :) xx

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So simple but so cool !!! You should put together your DIY for a mini Collection :)
You always find something cool to do !
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Kate {Modette} said...

I love this! It looks really cool on... you're so inspiring! xx

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Liza Chloë said...

Fucking mooi. Nice job.

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DIME DAZE said...

Brilliant!

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I Catch Anna said...

such a very nice idea but for cold days ?

thehautepursuit said...

this is so crazy! i don't care if it was rather finicky to work with...i wanna try it asap! did you glue the insides of the folds or did you just velcro everything together?
bisous
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Darkholic said...

I really love your blog, inspires me and you're style is fascinating. I'm changing my wardrobe (a looong process), and you give to me a lot of ideas.

I follow you.

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DREAMY said...

I love it.

DREAMY said...

I love it.

Panty Buns said...

How ingenious! Your DIY folded foil skirt looks amazing! It's too bad the fabric is so delicate and cant be glued on the inside, because the end product turned out looking fantastic.

Sofia said...

genius!!!
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Veva said...

Amazing!! amazing!!
best DIY in the blogsphere!!

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the style crusader said...

This is the most brilliant thing ever. Practical or not to work with it still looks awesome. xx

Marina said...

That look awesome! I love your ideas!

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Low Couture said...

Most brilliant DIY of all time

xx

Maya Topadze Griggs (Soccer Mom Style) said...

I like the crinkled texture of that insulating foil. How does it feel wearing it? Is it too hot or manageable?

Maya

Leonie Dziedeck said...

Oh wow! First, I didn't notice it as a DIY! Really creative!

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Tez said...

wow, just perfect!

Rebecca Alonzo said...

I'm inlove with your creativity. Breath taking..

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Kiki said...

OMG, that's absoloutely amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

You're awesome^^

kim pickover said...

You executed this really well! It doesn't look too "handmade" if you know what I mean : ) Feel free to check out my blog here:
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Anonymous said...

Someone has copied your entire tutorial and put it on Tumblr with no links back to you. http://thedirtycat.tumblr.com/post/35981303728/diy-folded-skirt

Ciana said...

perfection

Anonymous said...

What kind of glue did you use?

Thanks!

Theresa Hornhofer said...

OMG this is an awesome idea!

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Theresa Hornhofer said...

OMG this is an awesome idea!

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Theresa Hornhofer said...

OMG this is an awesome idea!

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Theresa Hornhofer said...

OMG this is an awesome idea!

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Anonymous said...

THIS IS AMAZING!

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Alexa Chunga said...

Very easy and nice!