Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIY Pleated Floral Skirt with Lavender Top

Old people freak me out. With their hands and their legs. They’re like the people version of pleated pants.---- Schmidt, New Girl.
I want to state quite clearly that I have a lot of respect for old people who in their youth contributed positively to the physical and emotional lives of younger generations.
That said.
Over the holidays, when the fear of the Ebola virus pervaded, I busied myself learning to make skirts by watching YouTube tutorials. I made a number of pleated skirts following directions from Miso Cosplay's video tutorial on How To Make a Pleated Skirt.
Hold on a minute, I do not own a sewing machine, yet. So, this is what I did. I got the fabrics, did the pleats, hand stitched the pleats using long stitches, ironed everything in place and found a mobile seamster to put them all together following my directions.
Mobile seamsters usually only do minor amendments like replacing broken zippers and hemming a garment, but I got one to go the extra mile.
Anyways, voila, DIY floral pleated skirt. I will be sharing the others I made this way. So, what do you think?

 Michael Kors shoes / self-made skirt / unknown brand top / Sally Wayne jacket


  1. nice skirt

  2. Great job Inez! And while I don't agree with the quote (and I know you don't either), I did just have a New Girl marathon this weekend so I can appreciate the Schmidt quote. LOL I love your skirt and that you paired it with the leather jacket!

  3. I love New Girl but I do not agree with that quote either. I think pleated skirts are cool, and old people even cooler. So nice that you made it by yourself, it's a pretty skirt. xx

  4. you made this? common you should do a DIY tutorial i wana learnt

  5. Wow! Chineze thanks for the follow but pls remind where we met again cos you look very familiar.
    Back to the post, I do a lot of hand-sewing i mean a lot! and i know how easy it is to make a pleat but i am still getting myself to buy a sewing machine and learn how to sew proper.
    You are an awesome blogger!


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