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Softly Pleated Skirt

Added Jan 24, 2012

by tinapickles

Miami, Florida, ...

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Description

I took a really ugly mini-accordion pleat dress I bought at Salvation Army for $2.50 and refashioned it into a skirt with a button waistband. After picking apart the seam that attached the bodice to the skirt, I had to pick apart the skirt seam as well so I could remove about 4 inches of fabric (there were three holes ranging from eraser head sized to dime sized in the bottom of the skirt). I resewed the seam, gathered, and inserted into the waistband (which I crafted using a few different tutorials I found around the internets).

Material Notes

Re-purposed dress
Black Twill (waistband)
2 Buttons

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton, Polyester, Rayon

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  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Jan 25, 2012, 08.37 PMby jacquipardue

    darn! I know what you mean :( I have a few pairs of that sort. sitting and photo shoots then, eh? :)

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Jan 24, 2012, 05.33 PMby jacquipardue

    looks fabulous, a real wardrobe staple! and very cute with those shoes!

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      Jan 25, 2012, 08.19 PMby tinapickles

      Why thank you! These shoes, while absolutely delightful to look at, are a real pain in the arse (well, foot really) to wear! I call them my “Sitting Only” shoes…

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