DIY ~ Full Skirt to Bubble Skirt . . .and back again



What you’ll need . . .












…if you want it a bit cleaner looking
…add more eyes and ribbons in between


…ribbons are shorter than the length of the skirt so they won’t show
…tie ribbons at any length …adjusting the bubble length



…this project may look harder than it actually is.



…I wore this skirt to work last week pre DIY …here

* Skirt * Victoria’s Secret
* Gladiator Platforms * Jessica Simpson
* Belt * Red Monkey Designs * {my design actually ..I hand burned the flowers & set the turquoise stones – it’s not for sale any longer on the site but you could custom order it}
* Tunic * Heritage …seen here and here with the shoes
* Sunglasses * Tom Ford

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Cathy Voyage

    May 31, 2009 |

    That is just awesome!

  • Sherin

    May 31, 2009 |

    Wow, thats a great tutorial. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks


    May 31, 2009 |

    Amazing!! You surprise me every day. The skirt is better this way. Great idea. I have a lot of long skirts, maybe it´s time to upgrade them…

    I have almost finished my post about your DIY blue ruffle shoes. When i have posted it, i send you the link.

  • Yaya

    May 31, 2009 |

    Wow! You are amazing!

  • Leia

    May 31, 2009 |

    This is fantastic! I love all your DIYs. You make it look so easy! I wish I were more nimble-fingered so I could actually try them out myself!

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    May 31, 2009 |

    wow, amazing!

  • clorivak

    May 31, 2009 |

    Super cute skirt!! Now, if I could only get the ambition to make one..hehe.

  • Summer

    May 31, 2009 |

    Ya, I got lost at the third picture!!! =) I’m so not sew friendly though…

  • Namine

    May 31, 2009 |

    sweet!! I think I will try it

  • Lia

    May 31, 2009 |

    Who doesn’t love a bubble skirt! I have the perfect skirt to try this with. Thanks!

  • daer0n

    May 31, 2009 |

    Love it! Keep the DYI’s coming, i am loving all of them! 🙂

    You have killer legs btw.

  • A little Princess

    May 31, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh! I could spend forever reading your ideas! This is such a great way of revamping an old dress xoxo

  • naomi megan.

    May 31, 2009 |

    i am so glad you just blogged this… i do this to my skirts (and even dresses) all the time and husband makes so much fun of me! now i can show him that you do it too, maybe be will have to be quiet!!

    p.s. you also do this wayyyy better then me!

  • Miss Eve

    May 31, 2009 |

    Yepp Maegan, this post is again a Nobel prize winner. Congrats!!!! I have to twitt this too 🙂

  • Kristin

    May 31, 2009 |

    Brilliant. Also, more motivation to keep on working on getting my stems in shape!

  • Brett Alexandra

    May 31, 2009 |

    WOW!! That is such an adorable outfit. I love your style. I may have said that for the millionth time but I’m serious!! haha.

  • sandra

    May 31, 2009 |

    cute and creative= great look!

  • jasmine

    May 31, 2009 |

    maegan, you are on FIRE with these DIY projects!! they are so great. i love everything you’ve created/improved so far.

    and i loooove the fabric of that skirt so much!


  • Kathy

    May 31, 2009 |

    great diy!

  • Savvy Mode SG

    May 31, 2009 |

    that is SO cute. love it. you are so creative.

  • Couture Carrie

    May 31, 2009 |

    Love your DIY bubble… you are so awesome to provide instruction!!


  • Adventures in Newlywed

    May 31, 2009 |

    Great idea – I’ve actually got a skirt that is perfect for this project!

  • drollgirl

    May 31, 2009 |

    dude! you are so outta control talented and creative! i love it both ways. it looks fab-u!!!!

  • Meghan

    May 31, 2009 |

    Amazing! What a great skirt. I am definitely DIY-challenged, but the instructions seem easy to follow!

  • Lauren From Texas

    May 31, 2009 |


    PS: I tried to buy that skirt on and it was sold out… so sad. 🙁

  • Angela

    June 1, 2009 |

    Wow, thanks so much! I love DIY projects 🙂

    Oh, and how amazing is that belt?! Love it!!

  • teasinglydiverse

    June 1, 2009 |

    Super Cute!

  • freeteyme

    June 1, 2009 |

    very creative – you look so cute!

  • tanya

    June 1, 2009 |

    holy hell, woman. You are killing me. Your DIYs are always so amazing!!!

  • Fabi

    June 1, 2009 |

    lol you are crazy creative! i tried to buy this skirt on VS’s website after seeing you wear it on here, but they were sold out! sad 🙁

  • Lila Sweetheart

    June 1, 2009 |

    Love!!! Cannot wait to try this and the shoe thing 🙂

  • Chessa!

    June 1, 2009 |

    you clever clever girl! I love it! Incidentally..these little bows and hook and eyes is exactly how the bustle in my wedding dress was…loves it…and I love the look on you both ways!

  • Elizabeth Marie

    June 1, 2009 |

    jeeez woman! How adorable is that?! You are so talented, seriously.

  • Style Porn

    June 1, 2009 |

    You are quickly becoming my favorite source for DIY ideas. And that’s in the whole wide world of DIY bloggers! There are a lot of them!

  • Nicole Marie

    June 1, 2009 |

    ooo ooo look that those legs!!

    you are too talented!

  • Shen-Shen

    June 1, 2009 |

    Ahhh omg, this is SO awesome, I’ve been trying to figure out an easy way to do a bubble hem too.. MUST TRY THIS AHH THANKS SO MUCH!

  • Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna)

    June 1, 2009 |

    WOW! I love the “final product” you turned that into! I would *never* have thought of (or done) that.

    So… I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner, and I APOLOGIZE for that, but I noticed the sweet comment you left on Bliss (*thank you!*) and thought you might want to know that I’m holding a “photo of your choice giveaway” of my blog! Only problem is, it ends tonight at midnight (Pac time). So if you’d like to enter and get this in time, swing by and leave a comment to enter. Again, sorry I didn’t think to tell you sooner!!

  • Leigh

    June 1, 2009 |

    You are simply amazing and inspirational, Thank you for sparking my mind with my skirts!! LOVE IT!!

  • bisou-joue

    June 1, 2009 |

    it is such a great idea ! i must try it …

  • aleica

    June 1, 2009 |

    i love your blog!! and your DIY are brilliant!!!


  • Conversation Pieces

    June 1, 2009 |

    Cute idea 🙂

  • Saskia

    June 1, 2009 |

    The skirt looks fab!! I wish I was just a tiny bit as ingenuis as you are!!

    Saskia x

  • Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy

    June 1, 2009 |

    wow you are amazing and so stylish. Just found your blog – fabulous!!!

  • Maverick Malone

    June 1, 2009 |

    I’ve been wanting to make a dress with a bubble hem for quite a while now! THis one is really cute 🙂

    xox, mavi

  • Aartee

    June 1, 2009 |

    LOVE it! I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  • TheBeautyFile

    June 1, 2009 |

    Amazing…like MAGIC!! Could you have fiercer legs???

  • AsianCajuns

    June 1, 2009 |

    Wow! Maegan you are a genius!!! I gave away all my full skirts cuz I kind of look like a munchkin in them, but a bubble skirt I can get behind. You look gorgeous!

  • prettylittletangents

    June 1, 2009 |

    So cute – I LOVE your DIY segments 🙂

  • Chris

    June 1, 2009 |

    Wow, what an incredible transformation! I love this project 🙂

  • La Belette Rouge

    June 1, 2009 |

    The one thing you forgot to mention is that you need talent, ability, and the capacity to thread a needle. I have none of these things.;-)

  • diane

    June 1, 2009 |

    I like that skirt so much better after you dyi’d it.
    I can’t believe how much work you put into this post. You are my hero. xo d

  • Milly

    June 1, 2009 |

    yeah i was lost too, but it doesnt matter not like i can do it lol
    just wanted to say it looks great both ways

  • Sunshinemeg

    June 1, 2009 |

    one word – fabulous!

  • Mrs. Lovers Knot

    June 1, 2009 |

    you are on a roll with all these DIY goodies.

  • bananas.

    June 1, 2009 |

    i tried to leave a comment yesterday but my crappy computer wasn’t working. so here it is…LOVE IT! you did it again and i’m impressed.

  • Hanako66

    June 1, 2009 |

    that is such a great idea…it turned out awesome!!

  • Jessica Marie

    June 2, 2009 |

    fabulous skirt! thanks for sharing!

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    June 2, 2009 |

    That’s so adorable and puffy. Perfect for a pre-bday celebration 🙂

  • anhesty

    June 2, 2009 |

    omg we totally think alike! i did this to a few of my sun dresses!!! never done it to a skirt. must try now. mad props to you! you look fab!

  • made sweet

    June 2, 2009 |

    wow. i LOVE it. nice work!!! i want to try it.

  • The Lil Bee

    June 2, 2009 |

    This is adorable! I would love one of these. The pattern is perfect.

  • sammy

    June 2, 2009 |

    brilliant. having an awesome set of legs totally helps.

  • issa

    June 2, 2009 |


  • Kelli

    June 3, 2009 |

    Looks adorable and sexy! You are so talented with these DIYs… maybe you should have your own TV show!!!
    Happy belated Birthday, I hope you feel better soon.

  • Lindsey Conrad - Nabors

    June 3, 2009 |

    Love it!!!!

  • Chauvhan

    June 11, 2009 |

    YOUR Fierce for this one!

  • lookrichbitch

    June 11, 2009 |

    That is sooooo smart! I have a handful of skirts at home that are just a tad too long (read: frumpy) but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them!

    New project! Yay!

  • Anonymous

    June 28, 2012 |

    This is just what I was looking for! I’m looking to turn an existing pink skirt into a bubble skirt for a flamingo costume for a 50s Florida themed party. This simplifies things immensely!