I was planning on making a full circle skirt for this weeks projects and RTW fast, but I somehow got sidetracked and found myself drafting a pattern for a pleated skirt. I have never worn a pleated skirt before, nor have I worn polka dots in black and white. It has a straight waistband, which I think is super flattering because it gives the illusion of shorter torso and longer legs. This helps because I am only 5’4″ 🙂
This skirt has box pleats and they are so fun! I paired it with a simple v- neck tee and a pair of black pumps. I can certainly see myself wearing this over and over again, but I will wait for warmer weather.
I can see myself making a few more of these, maybe one is a solid cobalt blue, and one in red. I have included the design details below, if you are interested in making this skirt.
PATTERN: I drafted the pattern myself. There are only 2 pattern pieces needed to make this skirt. I will be doing a tutorial on how to draft this skirt to your own measurements, so if you are interested in learning, please subscribe to my blog.
If you don’t want to make your own pattern, but want to make something similar, then you can use a Mccalls Pattern 6706.
SEWING: The construction of this skirt involves cutting the fabric, applying interfacing to the waistband, creating the box pleats on the skirt, attaching the skirt to the waist band and then finally inserting the zipper, and finishing the hem. I will be doing a step by step tutorial so please subscribe to my blog if you are interested in learning.
SUPPLIES: Fabric, pattern, 7 to 9 inch zipper, thread and sewing machine. If you are drafting your own pattern, you will also need a straight ruler, pattern paper, markers and a measuring tape.
I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope this inspires you to sew and make something for yourself. See you next time and until then.. Happy Sewing 🙂