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Pleather pleated skirt

Added Apr 7, 2014

by Etemi Otubu

London, United K...






Here is a skirt I made a few weeks ago. I bought a piece of faux leather, or pleather (just to be annoying), from a remnants box without a clear idea about what to do with it. I went with this pattern from BurdaStyle. It actually wasn’t too difficult to put together at all. Except for one thing: I only realized the front is made of two pieces after I was ready to start cutting the back, which meant that I ended up having enough fabric for the front pieces only. You must have guessed by now, no I did not find the same fabric for the back, just a close enough match that is shinier and lighter than the rest, but it really isn’t that apparent…or so I say. The pleats on the front were a little tricky at first, but all in all it’s a very straight forward pattern. I’m not even bothered by having a simpler back than the front, and I really love the big pockets, which are lined with an African print wax cotton! I’ve added about 7 centimeters to the hem, which makes it more office friendly for my taste, but it drapes a little different from the original one, and guess what, the faux leather is sticky! You can read a bit more about it on my blog .

Material Notes

faux leather and cotton



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    Apr 12, 2014, 02.26 PMby nrobson

    groovy skirt

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    Apr 8, 2014, 08.58 AMby Kasiorist

    very nice! looks like hard work with the pleather but it was definitely worth it!

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      Apr 16, 2014, 06.53 PMby Etemi Otubu

      Thank you. It wasn’t too bad actually. The scariest bit was the thought that there was no room for mistakes, as the needle punches wholes in the fabric. I did make some eventually, but luckily only on bits that are hidden. I have worn it twice, so it was kind of worth it. ;)

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