Orange slices

Added Oct 14, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia

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Description

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.

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Cotton Sateen

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 5, 2013, 06.54 AMby heimaker

    looks great! did you make the skirt out of two rectangular pieces and then pin the pleats?

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      Jan 6, 2013, 06.50 AMby alekat

      yes i did! and then i added a waistband at the top. =)

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    Dec 30, 2012, 05.15 PMby Pharmasewing

    This skirt is amazing!

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      Dec 30, 2012, 10.41 PMby alekat

      Thanks!

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    Oct 15, 2012, 02.21 AMby nouvellegamine

    wow! Seriously cute skirt!

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      Oct 15, 2012, 08.35 AMby alekat

      Thanks!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 08.11 PMby frkbustad

    It’s lovely!! Great fabric for the pleats

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Oct 14, 2012, 08.38 PMby alekat

      Thanks! Yes, good for pleats (and other annoying random creases)

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    Oct 14, 2012, 07.52 PMby missb-1

    Goodness, this looks awesome. Love the colour choice, orange looks more ‘fresh’ than red.

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      Oct 14, 2012, 08.37 PMby alekat

      Thanks! I’m not a big fan of red so i’m happy with the orange too!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 09.18 AMby tasallison

    is it possible to stitch right on the edge of the pleat? to hold it?

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      Oct 14, 2012, 11.02 AMby alekat

      Thanks for the comment! I suppose you could do that! it would take a lot more thread but yeah that’s a possibility!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 09.16 AMby tasallison

    wow this is so professional looking! :-) i’m really impressed, that would’ve been tricky!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 09.08 AMby Mary Athey

    Your skirts gorgeous!! the fabrics fab and its lovely on you. xx

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      Oct 14, 2012, 11.02 AMby alekat

      Thanks Mary!

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