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combine cute fabric, lace, buttons, spare time,and a sewing machine,
i had a little money to spend on fabric so i found this great wool plaid and bought it without any idea what to do with it. the project took awhile because truthfully i had no idea what i was doing and constantly changed my mind about what it would look like. :3

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  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First i had to dye my white lace black, i used black Rit dye, i only stewed it for about 30min so i got a dark grey. if you want a full black an hour should do it

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut a length of fabric that is about ten inches wide and fold it over lengthwise. it should be able to wrap around your hips with 9 inches to spare

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 3
    Step 3

    sew the edge and one end, trimming all extra fabric, turn it inside out and sew the remaining end shut. This end it the "messy" end

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 4
    Step 4

    the fabric for the skirt should be around three times a loose measure of your hips. To pleat the top tuck an inch of fabric under both sides of each pleat. once your done sew the ends together. you should be able to slip this part of the skirt on and off but it should not fall off your hips.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 5
    Step 5

    now sew the top of the strip of cloth to the top of the skirt. do not sew the ends of the cloth together, they should have a 7-8 inch overlap.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 6
    Step 6

    there should be a small gap between where you have sewn the ends of the strip of cloth. the messy end should not be overlapping the other.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 7
    Step 7

    your skirt should look something like this. put the skirt on and pull the overlapping end of the cloth over the other end until you have a snug fit. Mark the strip, this will show you where to put the button and the button hole.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Mini Skirt! - Step 8
    Step 8

    add lace to the edge and an extra button on the overlapping part of the strip (it adds extra cuteness X3!!)
    and your done!!!

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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
Very cute! I love plaid skirts!And
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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
It looks so nice c:
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   xX..::..Linh...::..Xx
xX..::..Linh...::..Xx · Roma, Queensland, AU
Cute as! it's so doll-like Happy
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Olivia A.
Olivia A. · 1 project
I am so going to make one!! ^^
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Mab
Mab
really cute skirt! Happy one question though... I want to make one but idk what type of fabric to use. should it be stretchy or does it even matter?
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Charming.Junkie
Charming.Junkie · Church Village, Wales, GB · 2 projects
I'm so going to make one of these!
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Princess Roni
Princess Roni · Southampton, England, GB
i've started making one
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Michelle Marie
Michelle Marie
Excellent job. I've been searching for a pleated skirt pattern that doesn't require a zipper! My search is over. Thx. Happy
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Snowcaps
Snowcaps · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
love it! i want to make my own just like it Happy
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xOrElse
xOrElse · Split, Split-Dalmatia County, HR · 11 projects
wow, it's such a great idea...I'll soon make something like this (I hope so Tongue)
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