Love Aesthetics

September 19, 2012

DIY Folded Foil Skirt

During a session of shopping at the hardware store I came across some rolls of silver and gold metallic insulating foil.
I imagined NASA using this material for space suits but saw more of a skirt opportunity for my non-austronaut self.

01. Take a piece of foil long enough to almost go around your waist twice and glue it together (metallic against metallic) creating a tube.
02. Put on the soon to be skirt and make sure the ‘back seam’ you just glued together is in the exact middle of your back. Now create two large pleats at the front making the skirt tighter.
03. Fold the pleats over inwards and with a pen draw their outline. (Can be easily removed afterwards)
04. Take off the skirt, fold it back using the drawn outlines as a guideline and glue some strong velcro on the inside of the folds.

Honestly, working with this material was a real pain in the ass. I failed at my first attempt to make a skirt out of it. This foil can’t be stitched, the inside can’t be glued, it is very stiff but at the same time very delicate, though I love the final outcome. I think I will remake this skirt in another stiff, but more manageable material like neoprene or leather.

133 responses to “DIY Folded Foil Skirt”

  1. Wow super cool idea. It looks so chic and expensive.;)
    Diana from

  2. HONEY says:

    love the idea! i have a similar fabric at home, will def try it out!

  3. adela chloe says:

    basically all your DIYs are in my bookmarks.
    this is genius! and totally deserves a try-out.

  4. joanna roars says:

    Good idea to made a skirt! I love so called future clothes! You look great! 🙂

  5. Sharon says:

    Wat een ontzettend gaaf idee!

    Maar hoe doe je hem dan aan/uit?

  6. @Sharon; Velcro is klittenband, zoals je waarschijnlijk al weet kan je dat vats maken en weer los maken 😉

  7. Nomadic D. says:

    Seriously, only you would come up with this galactic hardware fashion and make it look so good.

  8. Astrid B. says:


  9. This DIY is beyond fantastic! The outcome is simply stunning, it looks better than any metallic skirt I’ve ever seen! Absolutely fabulous!

  10. Nádia says:

    This idea is amazing and the result looks so unique <3

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  11. Zsú says:

    looks great but very uncomfortable!


  12. Great skirt! Also the fact that you made use of velcro which makes this diy super easy! Maybe i’m gonna try this one with some (faux)leather material!

    With Love,


  13. Duck says:

    Such a simple but amazing idea. It definitely would look great in neoprene too.

  14. Viviana says:

    The result is amazing, a perfect piece for this futuristic winter. But I was just asking, how can you put it on and off if it’s glued back? Is that material kind of elastic?

  15. Sophia says:

    Mindblowingly amazing! I love your diys so much. <3

  16. Candy says:

    God I love your DIYs. This is so sick!


  17. Absolutely adore this, shame it was a bit of a nightmare to work with!


  18. Rebecca says:

    The cloth house in London has some good metalic fabrics! (I did the same and got my mum to sew me a skirt aha)

    Love that calvin klein jumper! Where did you find it?

  19. shakila j says:

    you are soo inspiring! i love to see your posts everyday X

  20. Hallo!
    Ik heb onlangs een blog aangemaakt en ik zou het leuk vinden als je even een kijkje nam.
    Het blog gaat over het studentenleven.



  21. Lara Maria says:

    omg ur just brillaint girl

  22. super! echt geniaal gewoon!

    x Sophie

  23. . Omrvinka . says:

    that’s gorgeous idea ! and you look great .

  24. erle una says:

    Ivania.. Your style is so unique and truly amazing!!!
    You’re the best inspiration ever and every time I click myself into your blog it’s just heaven.. Every post is just the most perfect thing! And every post gets better and better. I don’t know how you do it, but you do it.. Thank you so much for blogging here! It makes my day so amazing <3

  25. Jan says:

    Haha supergaaf idee!

  26. you are actually brilliant. a genius. you can take anything and make it look good, x

  27. Andy Torres says:

    Absolutely brilliant idea dear! I just posted a photo of us together on instagram but I couldn’t find your instagram account so I could tag you as well, Do you have one?


  28. olindastyle says:

    Love, love, love your skirt! You look stunning!
    Huge hugs from a spanish follower, blogger and architect!


  29. Laura says:

    I love it. You have the best DIY ideas!

  30. j. says:

    amazing skirt, very intergalactic love it!!

    Much Love

    Jess †

  31. Milex says:

    seriously this is amazing!

  32. Pat says:

    Adorable! Each of your DIYs are so interesting and smart!

  33. nataliya says:

    still…this is amazing!!! such a cool idea you come up with the best diy’s!!!!!


  34. Camilla says:

    I will defo be trying this with leather!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  35. Heather says:

    WHAT!?!?! This is so freaking amazing! I don’t even know where to begin! I might have to steal this and try it out myself!

  36. Fabliha says:

    so beautiful 🙂 your creativity never ceases to amaze me <3 xx

  37. christian says:

    Jij hebt altijd zulke gave dingen!!
    Echt props!


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  38. Her Persona says:

    totally cool

  39. duckalicious says:

    once again, I’m impressed.

  40. RAYNE says:

    Even though you say it’s difficult to work with it looks incredible!


  41. I think I’ll be trying this out, in another material! OR maybe shorts instead…

  42. Isabell says:

    I love this skirt so much <3

  43. Unbelievable how you made a piece of foil look like high fashion skirt!!! Congratulations!

  44. a stunning idea! it looks great and really professional. a great advise, thanks!

  45. Daisy Nguyen says:

    Cute idea, but I think it would be too bulky with that fabric! Maybe a thinner fabric would work better.

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  46. Mira says:

    Well done and so creative. The skirt look fabulous 😀



  47. GENIUS. I love the way it looks with this fabric, too bad it was such a pain to make it.

  48. melissa says:

    very creative, it would just be hard to actually wear it or sit down on it 😉 But love the concept & your mind is just always running with great ideas. Truly an inspiration!

  49. Diana says:

    You’re unbelievable woman!! 🙂

  50. CC says:

    just amazing! ♥ your ideas are out of this world gurrrl!!

  51. A La Mode says:

    This is the coolest DIY ever! I want one!!! x

  52. Laura says:

    AMAZING DIY!!! I need your brain! (in a non-freaky way obviously, haha!) x

  53. Lisa Jay says:

    even though it was hard work the final outcome looks absolutely flawless 🙂

  54. Valentina says:

    I admire your creative spirit!!!

  55. Anonymous says:

    You are killing me. Amazing.

  56. Alicia N. says:

    I love your sense of creativity, you are a total genius. You amaze me and you’re so inspiring. 🙂

  57. Stephanie G says:

    this is really creative, and you totally pull off this skirt! maybe duct tape might work? x

    steph /

  58. This is fantastic!!! Love it, looks amazing.

  59. FASHION ICE says:

    you always come up with the most awesome and clever diys! love it

  60. J. says:

    You are brilliant I could never come up with such clever things 😀

  61. Xeana says:

    Great idea! It is so simple, but it looks so stylish!


  62. Maria says:

    Wow. This is really cool ! Maybe I should try this DIY.

    Check out my blog:

    xoxo Maria

  63. Kim says:

    Super! Wat ben je toch ook creatief, geweldig!!

  64. that look sooo good, I’d never thought you can
    make such stunning clothes out of silver foil!

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  65. that look sooo good, I’d never thought you can
    make such stunning clothes out of silver foil!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  66. emily says:

    This is so, so pretty! I love the clean design you gave it (of course) and the color/texture of the foil is perfect.

  67. paige says:

    Wow a really innovative design love it! i like the way the skirt pleats at the front as well!

  68. That Turnip says:

    Wait, how did you get out of the dress without destroying it??????

  69. Line Waldemar says:

    So creative! Looks lovely 🙂

  70. Even though I think that material was quite a challenging it looks AMAZING! xx

  71. Fabita Punk says:

    Very original like always 🙂 Great Job

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  72. Jenaly Enns says:

    wow. love that skirt and how you made it!!!

  73. Isabelle says:

    It looks like a ‘stand up all day’ skirt, but it looks so great!!

  74. Sharon says:

    @Ivania Aah, nu snap ik het met het klittenband!
    Heel slim en creatief bedacht!
    Maar dat zijn al je DIY’s wel 😉

  75. This is absolutely amazing!
    I will surely try to acomplish myself!
    Hope it ends as good as yours!

    Love your minimalist style.

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  76. Lulu Frances says:

    you are so crazily creative *.* i love your style so so sooo much! even if i don’t dress like you at all! tell me if you ever plan on selling these kind of skirts haha 🙂 xx

  77. So simple but so cool !!! You should put together your DIY for a mini Collection 🙂
    You always find something cool to do !
    x D

  78. I love this! It looks really cool on… you’re so inspiring! xx

    Kate {Modette}

  79. I Catch Anna says:

    such a very nice idea but for cold days ?

  80. this is so crazy! i don’t care if it was rather finicky to work with…i wanna try it asap! did you glue the insides of the folds or did you just velcro everything together?

  81. Darkholic says:

    I really love your blog, inspires me and you’re style is fascinating. I’m changing my wardrobe (a looong process), and you give to me a lot of ideas.

    I follow you.

  82. Panty Buns says:

    How ingenious! Your DIY folded foil skirt looks amazing! It’s too bad the fabric is so delicate and cant be glued on the inside, because the end product turned out looking fantastic.

  83. Veva says:

    Amazing!! amazing!!
    best DIY in the blogsphere!!

    My white idea

  84. This is the most brilliant thing ever. Practical or not to work with it still looks awesome. xx

  85. Marina says:

    That look awesome! I love your ideas!


  86. Low Couture says:

    Most brilliant DIY of all time


  87. I like the crinkled texture of that insulating foil. How does it feel wearing it? Is it too hot or manageable?


  88. Oh wow! First, I didn’t notice it as a DIY! Really creative!

    Love, Leonie


  89. Tez says:

    wow, just perfect!

  90. I’m inlove with your creativity. Breath taking..

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  91. Kiki says:

    OMG, that’s absoloutely amazing!!!

  92. Anonymous says:

    You’re awesome^^

  93. kim pickover says:

    You executed this really well! It doesn’t look too “handmade” if you know what I mean : ) Feel free to check out my blog here:

  94. Anonymous says:

    Someone has copied your entire tutorial and put it on Tumblr with no links back to you.

  95. Anonymous says:

    What kind of glue did you use?


  96. Anonymous says:


  97. Deedra says:

    You look amazing! LOVE those skirts. Maybe I will get brave and try one for myself. 🙂 You know how much my sewing machine scares me!

  98. P. Sowell says:

    Just admiring your work and wondering how you managed this blog so well. It’s so remarkable that I can’t afford to not go through this valuable information whenever I surf the internet!

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