Vintage Ribbon Skirt

Make a gorgeous detailed skirt with our Vintage Ribbon.

Use our tutorial for a beautiful Vintage Ribbon Skirt by Shop Ruby Jean to make your own one-of-a-kind piece.

Hello Ribbon Retreat Bloggers! My name is Angelina and I can be found blogging over at

I am so very excited to be sharing with you today this…

beautiful ribbon skirt using vintage ribbon.

The Ribbon Retreat offers a great variety of Ribbons to choose from, but I must admit I am a bit partial to their

Vintage Ribbon

Vintage Ribbon Skirt Tutorial

For this particular project I wanted to show the variations of colors giving a Rainbow effect. I used 9 different Vintage Ribbons total. These were my final selection.

034 Forsythia, 060 Julip Green, 061 Reseda, 062 Winter Aqua, 063 Spring Green, 064 Moss Green, 066 Churchill Green, 067 Jungle Green and 073 Lime.

So the first thing I did was,

Laying out the ribbon to know what order you want it on the skirt.

What’s nice about this project is that if you already have an existing skirt that you want to dress up and bring some new life to it, this is a VERY simple way to do just that. Or you can make one from scratch. I went with making a new skirt, using a basic white cotton. I first finished the bottom edge with a Serger and then hemmed.

I pinned and sewed my first bottom ribbon in place being sure to use matching thread.

Pin and sew your ribbon onto your skirt.

Continue this same process with each ribbon.

Continue sewing ribbons up the skirt.

I then gathered the top of the skirt with a ruffle foot on my sewing machine.

Ruffle the top of the skirt.

I wanted a high waistband for this skirt so I cut my piece 6 inches wide, finished the top edge with a serged stitch and pressed over about 1.5 inches and top stitched (be sure to leave an opening for your elastic) then pinned the waistband right side to the right side of the skirt top and sewed then finishing with a serged edge.

Sew your waistband and sew it onto the skirt. Add elastic.

Well I must say that our daughter is THRILLED with her new Vintage Ribbon Skirt.

Make a gorgeous detailed skirt with our Vintage Ribbon.

And she’s not the only one.

I would like to give a Big thank you to The Ribbon Retreat for having me over.

If you would like to create something similar be sure to check out the wide variety of Ribbons that

The Ribbon Retreat carries.

Hope you Enjoy!!

Beautiful vintage ribbon sold at The Ribbon Retreat.

Thank you Angelina!

Is any one else amazed by the beauty in this skirt? I love the colors and the pattern used. And this is a skirt that can be worn by girls and women alike.

Check out all of our Vintage Ribbon selection to make a Vintage Ribbon Skirt or for many other wonderful uses.

Also check out! Angelina has a beautiful blog filled with tutorials and ideas just like this. Click the links to see more! Angelina is amazing to read and so sweet. You will love everything her blog has to offer.

As always, if you’re a craft blogger or bow maker who’d like to submit a tutorial of your own, visit our Project Submission Page to see all the details. We love our contributors!

Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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  1. Kelly
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous!!! I absolutely love the look of this skirt, and the possibilities are endless! This ribbon won’t bleed when you wash it? Does it need to be pre washed?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      Kelly! I asked Angelina and she said she washes it on the Handwashed setting on her machine and the colors did not bleed. I hope this answers your question! – Shirley 🙂

  2. Doreen
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Love this skirt! What a fantastic idea. Definitely making this.

  3. Posted August 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Ruby Jean and this is just a darling, darling skirt idea- xo Diana

  4. Posted August 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    This is soooo darling!! I love the look of the ribbons on the skirt!

  5. Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    ahhh!! I want one!!!

  6. Mindy
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! It looks great!

  7. andrea
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely fabulous and awesome!!!!! how many options…let me count the ways!!!! SO precious! Oh miss Ruby you are back!!!! hugs….

  8. Posted August 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoy!! It was a loving project 😀
    Thank you so much!

    From the Caribbean blue

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