DIY : Chic pleated skirt

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I found this fabric coupon at least a year ago (even more?). It’s actually fabric to opacify curtains but it was soft and I liked the textre. I asked the sales lady if I could make a skirt out of it and she answered very sharply : “it’s been done…”

Well I tried it and yes… it is possible!

Here’s what you need to make this pleated skirt:

  • a piece of fabric the size of your waist (+ 30 cm)
  • a large elastic (here 4cm) the size of our waist (- 10 cm)
  • sewing machine and thread!

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  1. Make the pleats in your fabric using about 2 cm on each side and pin in place. I made 4. I couldn’t tell you exactly le measurements between then I kind of went trial and arror on this one (always). I made them kind of “grouped”, 2 in front, 2 in the back. Then make a simple stitch across the top to hold the pleats

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Then, sew the elastic by stretching it (that’s why it has to be shorter) while you sew with a sigzag stitch (careful to make the stretch equal all around)

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Then “close the skirt” by stitching from the elastic all the way down (on the inside of course) and simple hem on the bottom!

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And voila! It’s ready for it’s beg debut!

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