Added Oct 14, 2012
I have been seeing this image floating around Pinterest of a Red and white striped pleated skirt which always piqued my sewing sensors.
While at the local fabric store I found an Orange and white striped cotton sateen fabric which had the perfect texture to hold pleats.
I didn’t use a pattern for this skirt. But I did use some mathematics to work out pleat folds and how many pleats I can have to fit around my waist. It was tricky but what good things aren’t tricky? I also used about 1 billion pins to hold the pleats in while I measured and ironed. Its always good to have a back up box of pins!
In the end I am pretty satisfied with this skirt as it’s very striking and classic. The only annoying thing is having to iron in the pleats every time I finish wearing it.
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