Pleats Please Me Skirt
Added Aug 2, 2012
what was supposed to be a super easy sewing project turned out to be a cursed one. it took me so long to finish this skirt, that in the end i couldn’t care less how tidy/neat i sew it, as long as it’s wearable & looks okay-ish. and even then, if you look closely, the side seams are all too tight in the wrong places. meh, whatever.
the fabric’s pleated polyester chiffon, and the lining is pre-washed viscose jersey. i used no pattern at all, and added a rubberband on the top. sounds simple, right? believe me, it wasn’t that simple when i sew it.
for the hemline, i knew that sewing it would just ruin the pleats. i thought about leaving it just as it was, but then it was too untidy. since it’s polyester, it means i can burn it & it’ll melt. doing it with candle was too hard & there’s the risk that it’ll burn the whole skirt, so in the end i did it with electric solder. it worked like a charm. :)
about 70cm of pleated polyester chiffon,
50cm of viscose tricot/jersey,
70cm of 7mm-wide rubberband.