Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Little Pleated Plaid Skirt


       The other day I had a garage sale at my place, and I needed something easy to do while keeping an eye out for cars. I used up a remnant of flannel plaid to make this little skirt.


       The only difference between it, and regular gathered elastic waist skirt, is that I pleated the fabric before sewing on the waist band. I started with two rectangles twice the width that I needed. I added an inch to the length.


          Find the center and mark it.


       Then I just folded an inch of fabric over to make pleats.


      I kept making pleats until the width was just a tad larger than what I actually need the waist to be.


     I ran a stitch across them to hold them in place before I sewed on the waist band.


      I did the same to the back. I just made sure there were the same amount of pleats in front and back. I sewed up the sides of the skirt, wrong side out.


     I used two inch wide elastic for the waist. It needs to be the width of the waist minus one inch. I sewed the ends together like so.


       I opened up the elastic, and sewed the seam down flat.


      Next, I sewed the elastic to the skirt.


       Hem, and it's finished! It's not a huge obvious thing, but I think the pleats make it a tad more sophisticated.


     I did just a simple gathered waist one for the little sister...which is super, super fast and easy!


      Perfect little skirts for cooler weather.




       I just love that picture with them holding hands...I was thinking about hanging this version of it on a canvas in their bedroom after we move. Maybe decorate with more of a vintage toy room feel? Opinions?



     Happy sewing!

Psalms 138:6   Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:

6 comments:

  1. I love the picture! Yes, hang it up and remind them they are each others best friend!
    ~mev

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  2. Adorable! I used that same fabric to make a scarf a while back, but I think I like it as a girl's skirt even better! :)

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  3. How darling! And so comfy. My four little girls would love to have at least one of these in their wardrobe. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Abby! Those skirts are gorgeous! It's a pity that I can't sew :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!
    Hugs from Spain

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  5. Love it and it's simplicity, which make it beautiful!

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