Lace Floral Skirt
The ladylike Florette Embroidered Mikado Lace Skirt ($2600) was a collection standout at the Erdem F/W 12 show. Layered white and black lace embellishments temper the skirt's acid yellow hue, bringing a darkly romantic contrast to the feminine silhouette. Instead of creating an exact replica of the Erdem skirt, we decided to flip the design, starting with a black taffeta miniskirt instead and adding black, yellow, and white lace for textural interest. Per usual, we called on the D.I.Y. expertise of P.S. I Made This' Erica Domesek to help guide the way, and in just a couple of easy-to-follow steps, created one very covetable skirt indeed! Read on for all the necessary ingredients and directions, and be sure to tweet us a photo of your lace-embellished skirt!
-1 yard of each lace color ($20/yard, the color of lace is up to you, but we recommend black, white, and a bright color)
-Straight Pins ($4)
-Needle and thread
1. Lay out the black lace on a flat surface. Cut out about 20 small pieces (note: these can vary in shape and size) to place on the front and back of the skirt.
2. Repeat Step 1 for both the white and colored lace.
3. Using the lace cutouts, create a pattern on the front of the skirt, layering the pieces so they appear as scattered clusters. Secure using straight pins.
4. Once you are happy with the pattern you've created, use a needle and thread to sew each lace cluster to the skirt.
5. Flip over the skirt and repeat Steps 3 and 4 on the back.