my 10 minute tulle skirt: a dainty DIY

After the success of my crazy cool organza curtain skirt I thought I’d try my hand at a flouncy tulle version…


the failed ballerina in me totally digs it!

Here’s how to create your own in about 10 minutes from a thrifted curtain:

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Totally Smitten With Alligator Toe

When I first discovered Kristi of the awesomely named Alligator Toe I was instantly drawn to her easy going oh-so-thrifty style and engaging way with words…

+ the fact that she so reminded me of my 20-something self:

Twinsies? Perhaps in another life…or perhaps I’m just nuts…

"There’s just something so fun and girly about a floral print, especially when it’s on a twirly dress!"

“There’s just something so fun and girly about a floral print, especially when it’s on a twirly dress!”

Let’s get to know this amazing (& inspirational) eco-refashionista and discover her secrets of thrifting success!

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My Kittenhood Inspired DIY Overall Dress

When I saw Daria’s absolutely ingenious DIY pinafore I just knew I had to create one for myself…

*as my maxi-skirt-refashion-victim had a front zip I had to add a few tweaks & changes to her original tutorial

Here’s what I did:

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A Dainty Thrift Style Thursday

I’ve never been accused of being graceful or delicate and as a wee lass was apparently banished from toddler ballet for my bumblingly clumsy shenanigans…

but my brief brush with the ballet must have stuck with me throughout the years as my idea of a Delightfully Dainty look involves tulle, lace & little ribboned shoes.

Vintage Crocheted Cardi (thrifted) €1 – Lace Top (thrifted) €1 – Tulle Skirt (handmade – tutorial coming soon) €0 – Under Skirt (handmade) €0 – Ballet Flats (thrifted) € 1.50 – Princess Leia Hair (sock buns)

Total cost: €3.50

Check out my fellow dainty gals for more graceful inspiration:

Alligator Toe  // Being Zhenya  // Bethie the Boo // Buttons and Birdcages  // Eclecticity //  Erika’s Style Diary // Lipstick & Yarn // Nuttier Than Nutella // Sandpaper Kisses //  Sincerely Miss J // Sistas From Cali // Spoolish  // The Two Cent Chick

A a huge welcome to our newest frugal fox: That Cheap Bitch

As always feel free to join in the Thrift Style Thursday fun & vote for our upcoming themes…

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Totally Smitten With Buttons and Birdcages

I’m completely enamoured with my fellow Thrift Style Thursday refashionista Miche of Buttons and Birdcages. She not only has amazing style but also an approachable & sincere personality that shines through in all of her beautifully photographed posts.

“Bold & bright isn’t typically my style but when I discovered this dress I simply couldn’t pass it up.”

This chic DIY diva is definitely a gorgeous gal after my own heart!

 Let’s meet Miche…

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