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Pleated Plaid skirt with lace trimmed petticoat/lining

Added Apr 9, 2010

by dilshadburman

Toronto, Canada






This was one of the first garments I made with my precious new machine. When I first bought it I was busy making bags and things for crafts fairs.

I saw a skirt in a store last summer in a crisp cotton, with exposed box pleats and no waist band. By the time I could get around to making it, it was fall. I only finally wore it in the early part of March this year. Since the weather no longer inspired me to use cotton, I went with a poly blend suiting material in a lovely plaid pattern with a thin line of blue running through the check.

I loved the idea of mixing delicate lace with a tougher fabric and lined the skirt with satin and edged the lining with a gorgeous vintage looking lace.

It took some trial and error to get the pleats the right size and I relied heavily on the placing of the checks themselves to get everything uniform and it place. I did make a few mistakes on the way but in the end I’m thrilled with what I achieved. It zips up in the back and I even made tiny, near invisible belt loops using the same method you would use to make thread eyes for hooks. I initially wanted to set off the blue in the fabric with a satin ribbon sash, as you can see in the second picture. I wasn’t too happy with that though, so I wear it with a skinny black belt instead.

I just love it!

Material Notes

Poly blend suiting fabric, satin, lace.




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy
Blends, Lace/Sequins, Satin

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    Apr 12, 2010, 11.17 PMby dudette0sam

    very cute!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 09.06 PMby cantare

    ya, this is sweet skirt girl! both classy and trendy!

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      Apr 10, 2010, 09.49 PMby dilshadburman

      Thank you! I only make things I absolutely love and this is one of my favourites, especially since I used no pattern!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 09.24 AMby kiwistitcher

    love it & am going to make something similar from from some tartan fabric have had for a while – just been waiting for an inspirational idea to come up & voila – there was your skirt :)

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      Apr 10, 2010, 11.44 AMby dilshadburman

      Oh that’s awesome! I’d love to see your version! :D

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    Apr 10, 2010, 08.03 AMby frankiesoup

    So cute! I love the lace on the bottom!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.34 AMby bekaem

    Tres chic! I think it looks great with the blue too – maybe you could make a thin belt from the ribbon.

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      Apr 10, 2010, 07.14 AMby dilshadburman

      Hehe, I thought of that while posting it! Good idea, I might try that. :)

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    Apr 10, 2010, 12.03 AMby sandoz18

    Very cute and different. I love the exposed box pleat.

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