6.25.2009

pleated skirt completed




I finally got around to making my pleated skirt. I apologize that it has taken so incredibly long. I not only moved this month, but it is also my busiest month for work. But, yesterday once I finally got started I was amazed at how fast this whipped together. I would say it took me a total of 4 hours.

I did make a couple of changes to the skirt. First of all I realized once I started that this was going to be a very high waisted skirt - so instead of fighting it I decided to go for the 1950's high waisted thing that is very popular right now. I added even more height to the waist by trading out the facing for a waist band and then adding a button to close it off at the top.

Overall I am pretty happy with the outcome. It is much more loud than most things that I wear, which is good for me. It came together very easily and fit perfect. I might have one more of these up my sleeve in a more subdued version.

11 comments:

  1. As always, your project turned out great. I love the fabric. We are in the process of moving right now too, and whenever I went to Joanns when the pattern was on sale, there were only the huge sizes left, so I am not doing this month's project.

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  2. I love it!!! So cute! And that high waist is awesome.

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  3. Hot dang that looks good!

    I was going to make this skirt too, but I just moved a couple of days ago and I really don't think it will do much for my sanity to push it right now. Yah for us movers! Maybe next month I'll pick it up and make one or two. Heaven knows I could use a darling skirt that would look great for the summer.

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  4. looks great kelli! no surprise of course. can't wait to see another one.

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  5. Fabulous!! Looks great with the belted cardigan - not too wild at all.

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  6. you did it! It looks great! Man, June is almost gone and I haven't even started mine yet. Not sure when I will....
    But I love what you did!

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  7. That turned out to be a great skirt! I love that 50's style :-)

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  8. It's great. And I love that it's "loud". :)

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  9. I am so jealous of your dress form, especially at the price you got it for. Oh one day...add it to the list. The skirt looks great. Mine is cut out. I think I'll go sew.

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