Friday, January 27, 2012

DIY: Bodycon Skirt Part 2

        OK so I know I already posted a DIY for a bodycon skirt, but it really wasn't very detailed. So this time around  I hope you can follow along a bit better, This time I took the time to actually take pictures of most of the steps, hope the visual helps... and if you make your own bodycon skirt I would love to see it! email me a pictures (my email address its on the About Me section to your left) or on Twitter @arianascloset
*NOTE: I used a vintage skirt(from my mom) as a pattern. It fits me perfectly! but if you don't have a skirt that fits you well you will need to make a pattern with your waist, hip measurements and decide how long you want your skirt. Make sure you leave at least 1/2" of ease besides the seam allowance.

  • First of course you will need any stretchy fabric preferably a Jersey Knit
  • Scissors
  • Pins    
  • A sewing machine or a serger

 First I took my fabric and folded in half, I lay down my pattern (skirt) 1/2" away from the fold and pinned it to the fabric.

Before you start cutting make sure you have left at least 1/2" of seam allowance in the side seams and at least 3/4" for the hem...after you double checked you have your seam allowance go on ahead and cut the fabric.

Since the waistband has to be on the fold you will have to cut another one , so you will end up with 2 waistbands, your front and back. 

So these will be your pieces: a front and back skirt and front and back waistband.

Now that you have your pieces cut out your are ready to start sewing. first fold the waistband wrong sides together

Pin the waistband to the waist of the skirt and sew a straight stitch. After you sew a straight stitch sew a zig-zag stitch on the raw edge just to give it a cleaner look. If you have a serger you don't have to worry on cleaning the raw edge.☺

Now that you sewed the waistband to the one side of the skirt you will do the same to the other side. Example: This is the front of the skirt now you will do the same to the back.

Once you have sewed  the waistband to both front and back skirt, you will place both pieces right sides together and sew the side seams. first sew a straight stitch then sewing a zig-zag stitch on the raw edges, Finally sew the hemline and you are done!  

                                                                      The finish product...

I also made a  leopard print skirt.

It kinda reminds me of the one that Kim Kardashian is wearing in this picture....



Monday, January 16, 2012

Win a Prom Dress from!!!

 My friends from contacted me to let me know that they are holding a Free Dress Giveaway.They will be giving away a dress once a month so if you're in the hunt for your prom dress or just a dress for any occasion make sure to enter for a change to win one..who doesn't love a free dress right?!? has a variety of dresses from formal dresses to short dresses. Shipping is fast and they ship with in and outside the U.S.A. Below I will show just a few of the many styles they offer but before that this is how you can enter for a chance to win a free prom dress...
  1. Go to facebook page (CLICK HERE) and Hit the Like button
  2. Click on the Sweepstakes tab on the left hand side
  3. Click the Enter Now button
  4. Provide your name and your email address and you are entered! 
Good luck to everyone!

Now I leave your with just a few of my favorite picks that you can find at

For the glamorous look...

For those with a wild side!
Clarisse Prom Dress 1564

For the high and low look..

Celebrity Inspire look (NOTE: Inspired NOT look alike)
Red Alyce Designs Prom Dress 35426

Make sure to check out my previous review on this dress HERE