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Pink Corduroy Pleated Skirt

Added Mar 20, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...






The next installment in my 52 weeks of sewing project – this time a pleated skirt.

Who knew pleated skirts were so easy? It’s made with pink stretch corduroy, bought red tag at Joann Fabrics for $6. I took the last of the bolt – slightly over one yard, and used virtually the entire piece to make the skirt. And for those of you who were also naive to the simplicity of pleated skirts – it’s just a rectangle! Pleated and sewn onto a waistband! I can’t believe I never figured this out before.

I also tried my hand at covering my own buttons for the first time – revelation number two – why didn’t I know that could be so easy, too? I used one of the dritz covered button kits. Warning: covered button phase may be forthcoming.

And while you’re here, a shameless plug for the dress I entered into the Vintage Modern Design Challenge – I’d love if it you’d click here and vote :-)

Material Notes

stretch corduroy




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy

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    Mar 21, 2012, 08.36 PMby asperge11

    This skirt is really cute! I love you cut out back top too, did you make that?

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      Mar 21, 2012, 11.42 PMby Julia Morley

      alas, I did not make the top, but every time I wear it I think I should try my hand at one :-)

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.08 AMby libbysharf

    Wow! what a great color! and very cute skirt!

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