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Zipper Pleated Skirt
Going to a convention a few years back I wanted a themed outfit shared with my character. I took two different colored fabrics. I picked my favorites, black and a wine color. I made strips at a desired length and width. I sewn the skirt together leaving it flat on the floor and then ironed the pleats making the black cover over the wine. Once the pleats were finished I hemmed and then pinned and attached the zippers so they zipped downwards creating it so when they are all zipped it would be completely black. Top band was placed having one zipper added to attached the skirt so it can be taken on and off. Just make sure zippers are pulled down when sitting so your not sitting on the zippers, lol can be a pain in the tush literally.

Worn it for multiple occasions and still one of my favorite skirts :)

The shirt, neck and cuffs were just a modified dress shirt. Corset was pre-bought :)

Posted by MJ from Youngstown, Ohio, United States • Published See MJ's 17 projects »


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Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
very nice ^^ it would need one hell of a lot of zippers though, right? it looks pretty awesome though, nice job xD
MJ · Youngstown, Ohio, US · 17 projects
There were about 21 zippers, big thanks to ebay in wholesale buying lol. Im sure someone of smaller size wouldn't require as many.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
oh shoot, I didn't mean it like that :/ you bought the zippers from ebay? ok...I'll be having a look! xD thanks! as I said, it does look amazing, thanks for the inpsiration Happy
MJ · Youngstown, Ohio, US · 17 projects
No worries, I was making a joke, didn't mean to make you feel like you said anything wrong. If you do decide to make one all I did was measure and divide to make the panels an even set with atleast, I wanna say 6 inches for myself but again do what you think will be best, that will let you know how many zippers lol I even used one zipper as my way to get in and out on the side with the button on the top band without having to worry about having a different way of getting in. So looking at it, you'd never know which panel had the opening.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
oh phew Happy that's actually pretty clever...but I would have trouble remembering which panel had the opening probably! I can't wait to make one now! I'll have to wait until school is over though Happy
Dewina M.
Dewina M. · Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, DE · 2 projects
Great idea
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
LoooOOooOOOoooOOOoooOOoove this so much! Fab job. <3!
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Looks great! Happy

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