Yellow Pleated Skirt!

Yellow flower print pleated skirtWhat’s a great thing to make on a freezing cold winter day? A short summery skirt, of course!

Actually, I lied.. it took much longer than a day. But I love it, and wish I could wear it now.. but it’s not exactly the best thing for 20 degree weather. So, I guess I’ll have to wait.. or just wear it around the house until it warms up outside.

Yellow flower print pleated skirt - zipper detailYellow flower print pleated skirtIt started out as a set of PB Teen sheets.. we have an outlet near us, and they had a great sale.. $7 for a set of twin sheets! SO I got a set for my bed, and another set to make matching pajama pants (it’s like camouflage on my bed! where did my legs go?) and then I still had tons left and figured it would be the perfect skirt fabric!

I didn’t even use a pattern.. just cut a long rectangle, then began pleating. I added a band, then a zipper.. it was tricky, I’ve never done one like this before, so I’m especially proud of it! And since I used the edge of the sheet, it was already hemmed! Then I just added darts around the band, and voila! It sounds simple, but.. well.. no. :) But totally worth it!

I still need to line it somehow, because it’s such a light fabric.. you can’t see through it, but I’m still not completely comfortable with it how it is. I also need to figure out a way to make my pleats stay better.. any ideas?

Yellow flower print pleated skirtOverall, I’m really proud of it :) and I can’t wait to wear it!

7 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    I love love LOVE the fabric pattern! For some reason it reminds me of lemonade. Such a pretty/cute skirt. I want it.

  2. tv says:

    the skirt is soooo sweet!!

  3. MissMeshell says:

    Well how strange, I saw your gorgeous skirt on Craftster and loved it…and just then I was searching for crafty blogs in google and came across it again! Love, love, love it, actually I love everything you’ve done so far. :)
    Great job,
    MissMeshell from Craftster

  4. Stacie says:

    You are so creative! I love that skirt! =D

  5. Jenny says:

    Great fabric choice! Just get some super thick stockings and voila it can be a winter skirt! haha.

  1. May 9, 2006

    […] I’ve decided I’m going to cover it to match my sheets, the same ones I made my skirt out of. I love the fabric, and I still have a ton left.. so it will be perfect. I’m planning on adding a layer of batting, as well, to make it a bit more squishy. […]

  2. August 5, 2006

    […] this is a giraffe i made for my best friend Katie for her birthday in April. i made up the pattern, just kinda freehanded, and surprisingly it came out perfectly. i used the same sheets that i’ve used to make pajama pants and my yellow pleated skirt.. they’ve come in handy! this guy took a lot of work, but i’ve been thinking of adding more to the shop. […]

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