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Pleated Skirt

Added Aug 5, 2008

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






BWOF 1/2008 pattern. The major thing that withdrawn me to the pattern were skirt pleats transformed to the belt loops. I already had two plain white skirts in my wardrobe, but this cotton was so right for the pattern, so I was thinking to myself – three white skirts aren’t too much :). One could say I’m obsessed with white and purple colors combination. Well that’s partially true. I had that purple satin band in my stash and it had the right width and length for the skirt, so it was quite normal to use it. However, I plan to buy bands in various colors to match them with blouses I would wear. In the meanwhile, I tried different belts with the skirt, and liked them all (even though I think that chain belt and the silver one would match better with some darker fabric).

Material Notes

White cotton; Invisible zipper; Satin band




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    Nov 28, 2008, 02.43 AMby ursula947

    wow! it’s beautiful!!

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    Aug 30, 2008, 07.34 AMby olyaboieru

    WHITE skirts are never too much and enough!!! I adore white skirts! This is a wonderful idea, you can combine it with any outfit! Very summerish!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 02.01 AMby anajan

    Thanks girls! To i made it!: I top-stitched the pleats as on the original BWOF model (obviously, with white thread), which means – outer folds of the pleats are top-stitched, while the inner folds aren’t (I hope it makes sense). I made top-stitches simply because I love them as a detail; coincidentally they are quite practical (as you said, pleats seem to vanish after washing). However, I’m wondering whether I should top-stitch the inner folds as well – that would be very convenient, since the pleats open too much when I walk and sit and I have to fix them whenever I stand up from the chair. Oh, and I used size 42, even though I normally use size 40. It fitted fine, but I sewn side seams a bit narrower than the pattern marks. Also, I shortened the skirt by ~ 8-9cm.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 01.20 PMby mirela

    Gorgeous skirt! I liked it in the magazine, but did not look close enough to see that the pleats are the belt loops! That is so clever! I can only picture the possibilities with different belt :) Thanks for posting!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 10.51 AMby i-made-it

    Hello Ana, i love ur skirts a lot. What size did u use? I am curious, did u sew the pleats in order to avoid ironing them hardly after each washing? I ask you that because I also love pleats but i hate to see how they vanish after washing…Thanks.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 08.44 AMby carlatv

    Very pretty. I like the versatility of the belts. Job well done.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 03.03 AMby ghainskom

    Awsome! Really nice! And I like the idea of belts of various colors. Well done!

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