Thursday, 22 March 2012

DIY GALAXY SKIRT

Okay, so I was never any good at art when I was at school, infact I was so bad that my art teacher once laughed at one of my painitings. I thought the stick men were a nice touch ... haha anyway, despite my terrible art skills I really wanted to make myself a galaxy skirt, hope you like it! :)

Sammi Jackson DIY GALAXY SKIRT

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

ASOS Platform heels


How i made it
I stated off with a basic plain black skirt. I didn't want to buy and expensive one just in case it went wrong so used this one from H&M that cost £3.99. They sell them in Primark for £3 but the material is very thin, a little too see through and quite flimsy.

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

 Bleaching

The first thing I did was to spray my skirt with bleach. I used a spray bottle filled with watered down thick bleach, about half bleach to half water. It takes the colour out leaving it a nice red colour. It only took a few minutes so had to keep an eye on it :) I then washed the skirt to stop the blecah from reacting anymore and left it to dry overnight.

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Painting

After doing some research, I found that people like to use acrylic paints to paint clothes as they're a cheaper alternative to fabric paint. I wasn't sure if they'd wash off but had been told they stay on quite well so thought i'd have a go using them along with a spong to give the right texture :)



I put a plastic bag inside my skirt to stop the paint running to the back and started painting! I used the darker colours first then the lighter ones and kept building it up.

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

For the stars i used a toothbrush to flick on white paint (yes, i used a chopstick to stir my pain haha)

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

I then left it to dry ...

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

I feel the colours looked better when it had dried :)
I then painted the back...

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

Sammi Jackson DIY galaxy skirt

This is my finished skirt, it looks like it was made by a 5 year old child... haha! I think it could have used more blue but I guess as it was my first attempt, it will do :)

I got the fabulous idea for this galaxy skirt off fellow lookbooker Ashleigh F,
Check her out here
:)

Outfit
Studded jacket: My shop, ASOS marketplace, find here
Wet look mesh body: Miss Selfridge - £25.00
Silver spike necklace: H&M - £6.99
Bracelets: Tresor Paris - £149.00 each, find here
Sunglasses: Christian Dior - £240.00
Black tights: Primark - £2
Peep toe platform heels: ASOS - £30

Skirt
Basic Black skirt: H&M - £3.99
Rubber gloves
Bleach
Spray bottle - Wilko - £0.70
Plastic bag
Toothbrush
Sponge
Chopstick (optional haha)
Acrylic paint in blue, red & white: Wilko's own brand - £0.90 per 75ml tube

Sammi, x

37 comments:

  1. Damn this skirt totally rocks :)
    Great work!

    http://heartandsoulforfashion.blogspot.de/

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  2. This skirt looks awesome! You did an amazing job!

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  3. Thank you :D I wasn't sure about it at first so i'm glad you like it :) x

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  4. Wow, your blog is great! You are so creative and it is very inspiring to me!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

    xoxo Dani

    www.mystylesmysmiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow thank you it's mean a lot to me for you to say that! :) & yeah sure that woul dbe great :)xx

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  5. omg great blog and i love your skirt.
    i follow you! :))

    xx

    fuckyeahaliice.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it, thank you so much :) x

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  6. Cool outfit and awesome inspiration! Love every inch.. :)

    Christian
    www.sortegrisen.dk

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  7. cool outfit!! great diy!!
    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

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  8. hey...so now that some time has passed, can you say if the colors washed out?

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    1. I've only worn it once and havn't yet washed it so i can't help you out there sorry :( x

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  9. just found this tutorial and am now going to do this skirt either. hope it'll work :) result will be shown on my blog.

    http://journaledelamode.blogspot.com

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  10. Great tutorial! I Think the finished product looks great...you're one talented 5yr old :)
    Now, I'm gonna try this...I think I'll opt for a tshirt instead of skirt though.

    http://hellheels.tumblr.com

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    1. Haha thank you ;) Good luck with your t-shirt! :D x

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  11. That is incredible! I will defiantly be trying that out! :)
    Love, your newest follower,
    Kirsty.

    www.dotcardigan.blogspot.com

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  12. Hey, I googled what to wear with a mesh body and you popped up since you seem to love them so much!
    I absolutely adore your skirt, and I was just wondering, do you think this would work well with a textured black skirt? xx

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    1. Haha i do like them a lot at the moment :) Yeah it should work, but i'd use fabric paint instead. You could use acrylic paint but make sure you mix it the special medium that turns it into fabric paint, the fabric paint created makes the fabric soft and if heat dried, the garment can be washed normally. There's lots of different makes and they're quite easy to find in craft stores etc :) If you use acrylic on its own, it tends to crack once it has dried, which would be more obvious on a texured skirt and also you can only hand wash it. Hopes this helps, would love to see the finished result! :) x

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    2. I love them, but just don't know how to wear them without a bra, I probably just don't have the balls haha!
      I had a completely blonde moment when it came to bleaching the skirt, bleach only dyes cotton not whatever my textured skirt was made of. I ended up just buying that same skirt from h&m. Thanks for the advice though! xx

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  13. what terrible art skills? This is so so amazing! x

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  14. i love the skirt! I think i will try it, too. but i made a Galaxyshirt! tke a look :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doHDiqjF6Tk&feature=channel&list=UL
    http://www.creavissima.de/2012/07/455/

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    1. Thank you :) & yeah i'd love to check it out, thanks :D x

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  15. You did a pretty great job for your first time!! I love it thanks for the tutorial I must try it :)You should send a photo to your art teacher ;) x

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    1. Thank you i'm so glad you think so :D & yeah i should ;) haha x

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  16. I love what you did there!!! it looks so awesome!!! ;)

    xx Anne G
    http://anneg08.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hi!!
    I've included your DIY on my fashion inspiration blog post. :)
    Check it out here:
    http://anneg08.blogspot.com/2012/09/fashion-inspiration-kimbra-two-way.html

    xx Anne G

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