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DIY Nautical Button Skirt

To do this project you can simply add gold buttons to any navy skirt, but I thought it would be nice to create a faux panel which gave the impression of a button up style. This turned out to be easy to do using the piece of fabric left over when I shortened this skirt. Yay!

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

You need:
– A skirt (either to make shorter or to simply embellish.
– 8 gold buttons
– a needle and thread
– scissors and a sewing machine if you plan on shortening and re-hemming

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

How to:

1. First, measure how long you want your skirt, and add a seam allowance.DIY Nautical Button Skirt

2. Cut the skirt off where you marked.

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

3. Overlay the leftover piece of fabric over the front of the skirt. Iron down the raw edge of the panel. Resew the hem.

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

4. Pin and then sew the front panel to the skirt.

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

5. Place the buttons on the skirt and measure to make sure they are equally spaced. Sew the buttons on.

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Voila! Pair with a few golden accessories to bring out the bling. Can I be honest and say this is one of my fave projects for a long time? Mainly because I know it’s something I’ll wear and wear and wear.

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

DIY Nautical Button Skirt