Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

White pleated skirt

Added Jun 7, 2010

by bttn

Miskolc, Hungary

Bttn_avatar_thumb

Views

4943

1_large

Description

May was a good sewing month for me! First I made this white skirt. I had two old, big, embroidered pillow cases, and I liked the pleats of the 103 skirt in the 2/2010 Burda, so I thought it would be nice to combine them. It was easy and I like how the front embroidery peeks out, when I move in the skirt.

I didn’t want to make it long, I usually feel better in knee-long skirts, so I shortened it. Unfortunately the size I choose turned out very wide, so I took the skirt in at the sides – at the first trial at least, but forgot to take in at the end. What a stupid thing, now I can’t get myself to do it again… maybe I’ll add a belt to hold it in place and hide the mistake. Now it sits rather at my low waist, then at my waist. I had to modify slightly the position of the pleats, because they pointed outwards. I thought, this was because of my tummy. Now I know that I had to sew down the pleats, so they probably wouldn’t pucker at their original position, but it wasn’t clear for me by sewing it.

I had only a shorter, non invisible zipper, but it was OK, too. By adding it I used the centered zipper technic. I’m actually pride of how my first zipper turned out. As additional design element I added flat piping (folded bias tape, without cord) at the waist and bias binding at the bottom instead of a hem, for these I used a nice floral cotton I got from my husband to my birthday in January. For the lining I used a plain white lining silk.

Now, despite the width, I like this skirt, I like how it moves on me, and I can imagine to sew it again of a heavier fabric to turn it into a more elegant piece.

Material Notes

white embroidered pillow cases, floral cotton, lining silk

Difficulty

Novice

Related Techniques

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Romantic
Material
Cotton

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 2000cb0868a688ac59aa873dc7531f5a1f307f4c_large

    Oct 16, 2010, 02.59 PMby lilyzebra

    So great and inventive! Quick question. I used the print at home pattern and the waistband and sash weren’t included in the pdf. Did you find that as well? Or am I missing something? Many thanks!

    1 Reply
    • Bttn_avatar_large

      Oct 17, 2010, 06.40 PMby bttn

      Thank you lilyzebra! I’m sorry, I can’t help, I used the pattern from the magazine, so I don’t know wether the pdf pattern include them or not.

  • Img_0475_large

    Jun 7, 2010, 06.52 PMby clabrazil

    With pockets! Wow. Well done!

  • Camp_060_large

    Jun 7, 2010, 02.00 PMby khanhntk0411

    Cute & adorable !

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

Add to Favorites 7 people added it