My aqua pleated skirt
Added Nov 3, 2011
London, United K...
I’ve been talking about making this skirt for months now – I really liked it when it first appeared in the September 2010 issue of La Mia Boutique (#26), and then I thought I’d make it this winter, but my chosen fabric seemed too summery… But finally, its day has come and I’ve made it a reality!
It’s hard to see in the magazine photo, but there are pockets integrated into two of those pleats, too, which I really like! I usually make a size 44 in La Mia Boutique, but considering that most of my LMB patterns have been for knits, I thought it wise to size up to a 46 for this just in case, and I’m pleased I did. It’s a touch roomy in the waist, but the fit is perfect throughout the hips, bum, and thighs, and I wouldn’t want to have gone any smaller.
I made this in a totally lovely aqua stretch cotton sateen from Fabric.com, and I definitely need the stretch at the hem when I walk. This was my first time sewing with cotton sateen and I love it! It’s not a fabric I usually see in the UK, but I’ve got a length of the same stuff in cherry red I bought at the same time as this, but now I’m pining for some black stretch to make some really wonderful trousers, too.
Aqua stretch cotton sateen from Fabric.com
- Spring, Summer
- Garment Type
- Beach, Casual, Classic, Preppy
- Cotton, Satin