DIY Pleated Skirt

Although it’s almost winter in these parts, I’m still craving skirts and dresses. I love a simple skirt you can mix and match with colorful tights and cute boots. So, the moment I saw this gorgeous navy blue fabric at the discount section of a local fabric store, I knew it was meant to be my new skirt. The pleated skirt is a classic, and, thankfully, very easy to make, which makes it perfect for seamstresses of all skill levels.

  • Fabric – measure your hip circumference, multiply that by 1.5, and add seam allowances to get your skirt width (look at the diagram below).
  • Wide elastic – the length of the elastic equals your waist measurement.
  • Zipper – I left my zipper exposed and used a metallic one, but you could also use an invisible or a normal zipper.
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread, pins, tailor’s chalk or a chip of soap, ruler, scissors

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