NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Pink Corduroy Pleated Skirt

Added Mar 20, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...






The next installment in my 52 weeks of sewing project – this time a pleated skirt.

Who knew pleated skirts were so easy? It’s made with pink stretch corduroy, bought red tag at Joann Fabrics for $6. I took the last of the bolt – slightly over one yard, and used virtually the entire piece to make the skirt. And for those of you who were also naive to the simplicity of pleated skirts – it’s just a rectangle! Pleated and sewn onto a waistband! I can’t believe I never figured this out before.

I also tried my hand at covering my own buttons for the first time – revelation number two – why didn’t I know that could be so easy, too? I used one of the dritz covered button kits. Warning: covered button phase may be forthcoming.

And while you’re here, a shameless plug for the dress I entered into the Vintage Modern Design Challenge – I’d love if it you’d click here and vote :-)

Material Notes

stretch corduroy




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 382748_327745717240354_810573976_n_large

    Mar 21, 2012, 08.36 PMby asperge11

    This skirt is really cute! I love you cut out back top too, did you make that?

    1 Reply
    • Jump_large

      Mar 21, 2012, 11.42 PMby Julia Morley

      alas, I did not make the top, but every time I wear it I think I should try my hand at one :-)

  • Img_9187s_large

    Mar 21, 2012, 09.08 AMby libbysharf

    Wow! what a great color! and very cute skirt!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 4 people added it