2 Yard Pleated Skirt Tutorial

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2 Yard Pleated Skirt Tutorial
2 Yard Pleated Skirt Tutorial
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If you've been searching for the perfect lightweight skirt for spring or summer, then you'll fall in love with this 2 Yard Pleated Skirt Tutorial. Made using 2 yards of gingham, this DIY skirt tutorial has a classic 1950s silhouette and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. This pleated a-line skirt includes front buttons and a hook-and-eye closure, and is perfect when paired with heels or ballet flats. This easy skirt tutorial also features a measurement chart for creating your skirt, as well as step-by-step photos, so that making this skirt is a total breeze. Create a spring skirt that Audrey Hepburn would be jealous of with this free sewing tutorial.


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Love this retro pleated button skirt. I would imagine it would be great made out of taffeta or silk dupioni for a dressy holiday look. The many buttonholes may be a challenge however. I would consider making just two from the top of the skirt and the rest of the buttons just sewn onto the rest of the front of the skirt to still have the desired look.

The pleats are not too much of a challenge for this lovely pattern! I love the retro feel of this skirt! As an alternative, you could carry the button motif all the way to the waistband if you rather not do the hook and eye closure. The pictured check fabric pattern looks really classy! Thanks for sharing!

Pleats make me cry and curse, but I may have to try them just this once! I love this skirt.

The idea of making a pleated skirt sounds a bit challenging, but when you read through the pattern, you will see its not so difficult really. I see the pattern writer has even added a link to an updated PDF tutorial on pleating (this is in the comments on the Blog Page) The outfit looks quite stunning with the smooth lines of a bodysuit under the pleated skirt. Was I a few years younger and a few kilos lighter, this would definitely be on my to-do list.


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